Found July 13, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
With Michael Johnson set to receive a Cincinnati Bengals’ salary record of $11.175 million under a one-year franchise tag, it is becoming increasingly possible that fans won’t see Johnson in orange and black stripes in 2014 or beyond. Johnson spoke with Bruce Murray and Rich Gannon on Sirius NFL Radio earlier this week about this upcoming season and a possible contract extension that is out of his control: “I’m the right defensive end and I’ll play in every game and do my best for the team. I can’t worry about that and prepare myself day in and day out. There is no ill will on either side, it’s a business. They have to make these moves much like players have to do the same thing. I have to go out and perform. The bottom line is to help the team win.” With Johnson collecting a sizeable paycheck for defensive ends, and the possibility of another solid year with the defense front the Bengals will be fielding, there are a lot of intangibles going against signing Johnson to an extension:...
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