Bucs DE George Johnson is a dog show enthusiast

By Jason Rowan When he is away from football, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end George Johnson may engage in one of the most unique hobbies in his spare time: He competes in dog shows. In a Yahoo Sports piece that profiles his out-of-the-ordinary hobby — at least for a professional football player — Johnson discusses his love of the pastime and how he got into dog shows...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers pass rusher has one of the weirdest hobbies in the NFL

The Buccaneers are really hoping that George Johnson can help provide a pass rush that’s been absent for the last few seasons in Tampa Bay. But if that doesn’t work out, at least he should be able to give his teammates some tips on dog training, especially when it comes to parading them around in a circle, posing for the camera and — most importantly — not taking a dump on...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucs send a draft pick to Detroit for George Johnson

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have acquired defensive end George Johnson and a seventh-round pick (231st overall) from the Detroit Lions, in exchange for a fifth-round pick (168th overall). Johnson signed a three-year contract, which keeps him with the Buccaneers through the 2017 season.  Johnson (6-4, 263) joins the Buccaneers after spending the 2014 season...
Via The Bay Cave
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions trade DE George Johnson to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Johnson was originally given an original pick tender by the Lions this off-season, which gave them the right of first refusal. The Buccaneers signed Johnson to a 3-year, 9 million dollar deal, which the Lions matched in a sign and trade that sends a 5th rounder to Detroit and a 7th rounder to Tampa Bay. Johnson is the definition of a one-year wonder. A 2010 undrafted free agent out...
Via The Football Fan Spot
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Deal: Detroit Lions agree to trade with Buccaneers for George Johnson

One of the weirder stories this offseason has been the status of restricted free agent defensive end George Johnson of the Detroit Lions. Last week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made him a three year, nine million dollar offer, but the Lions didn’t like something about it and contested the offer. Now it seems the two teams are ready to play nice and have agreed to a mutually beneficial...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions end grievance, send George Johnson to Tampa Bay Buccaneers

It appears the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the battle and won the war when it concerns defensive end George Johnson. According to a report on, the Detroit Lions have agreed to stop the grievance the team filed over the contract the Buccaneers offered the defensive end and allowed the 27-year-old to make Tampa Bay his new home. As part of the deal, the two teams will exchange...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions, Buccaneers resolve dispute over George Johnson

By Andrea Hangst Two days after the Detroit Lions took issue with the terms of the offer sheet given by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to defensive end George Johnson, the two teams came to an agreement. The Tampa Bay Times‘ Rick Stroud reports that the Lions and Buccaneers will be swapping late-round picks in the 2015 draft to make up for the discrepancy. Johnson was given a three...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Take Issue with Buccaneers’ Offer Sheet to DE George Johnson

It seemed inevitable that the Detroit Lions were going to lose defensive end George Johnson to his former team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Initially given an original-round, $1.542 million RFA tender by the Lions, the Buccaneers stepped in and gave Johnson an offer sheet worth $9 million over three years. Johnson signed it, and it appeared the deal was done. Not so fast, apparently...
Via Sportsnaut
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions dispute Tampa Bay offer sheet with DE George Johnson

Last week the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed RFA DE George Johnson to an offer sheet sending into motion a timeline in which the Lions, his current team could match. However instead of matching the offer sheet the Lions are disputing it according to Paula Pasche of The Oakland Press, something the League and the team seem to be in agreement with. NFL and #Lions are in agreement on...
Via The Majors Detroit
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions Sign DL George Johnson

  The Detroit Lions signed DL George Johnson, according to his agent Brian Levy. Johnson, 26, signed with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers back in 2010. He spent the 2011 season in Tampa Bay before joining the Vikings the following season.  Last year, he managed to secure a spot on the 53-man roster, but was later waived in October to make room for...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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