Johnson Signs Rookie Contract with 49ers

Former Virginia football player Cam Johnson has signed his first NFL contract.

Johnson was among six San Francisco 49ers draft picks to sign four-year rookie deals with the team on Thursday, according to the 49ers' official website. San Francisco selected Johnson with the 237th overall pick in the seventh round of last month's NFL Draft.

Johnson finished his four-year UVa career with 130 tackles, 12.5 sacks, and 33.5 tackles for loss in 42 games, including 34 starts. Johnson played his first two years as an outside linebacker in former coach Al Groh's 3-4 defensive scheme, then moved to defensive end in Mike London's 4-3 scheme the past two seasons.

The 49ers, who also use a 3-4 defensive alignment, plan to move Johnson back to outside linebacker.

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