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Buccaneers Pat Yasinskas of ESPN writes that it “looks” like Jacquies Smith and George Johnson will start at defensive end. According to Yasinskas, Danny Lansanah appears to have the edge on the strong-side linebacker job. Yasinskas expects to see more utilization of tight ends this season, due to OC Dirk Koetter‘s history of using tight ends. Yasinskas believes D...
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Will the Buccaneers’ gamble on the defensive line pay off?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive line was somewhat disappointing during the 2014 NFL season considering the talent they had to work with. The Bucs went out and signed Michael Johnson and Clint McDonald prior to the 2014 season in order to beef up the defensive line. What looked good on paper, however, did not translate into better production on the field. The Bucs were only able...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucs DE George Johnson is a dog show enthusiast

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...Read More The post Buccaneers defensive end George Johnson...
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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

Lions, Buccaneers resolve dispute over George Johnson

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-year, $9 million...
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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...
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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...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Buccaneers offer restricted Detroit defensive end three year deal

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been trying (and failing) to land a playmaker at defensive end this offseason. According to this next story, they may finally have found their man… AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Every signal caller ranked from 1-32 based on marketability Power Rankings: Rating the best jersey investment on each NFL team from 1-32 ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports that the...
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April 08, 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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