Both players were restricted free agents. Johnson was given a second-round tender on Tuesday, which protected the Seahawks in case Johnson signed elsewhere. He reached an agreement with the team before that came into play, but sill signed the tender offer for 2.187 million.
“We are pleased to sign two players that were part of a special championship season," said Seahawks general manager John Schneider. "Lem has performed well when called upon in starting opportunities and we’re excited to have him be a part of our 2014 season going forward. Jeron brings physicality and toughness that plays a key role in our special teams unit."
Johnson, who will be playing in his fourth NFL season out of Boise State, missed most of the 2013 season while battling hamstring injuries, playing in only seven games. He made $560,000 last year.
Jeanpierre (6-3, 300) played well while starting three games at center in 2013 when Max Unger was injured. Jeanpierre, who made $555,000 last season played college football at South Carolina and originally signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted rookie in 2010. He is believed to have signed a new deal for around $800,000.
He was signed to Seattle's practice squad after being released by the Chiefs at the end of the 2010 preseason. He’s a versatile athlete who can play guard and tackle, also.