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Michael Johnson leaves Cincinnati Bengals practice, strains MCL

Some injury news from practice with the Cincinnati Bengals. Defensive end Michael Johnson was carted off of the field with a knee injury, after walking gingerly.  Tests confirmed that Johnson suffered an MCL strain.  Luckily for the Bengals, it is not serious, as Marvin Lewis said that Johnson should be OK. The Bengals are counting on Michael Johnson to team up with Geno Atkins...
Via EndZoneScore
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft Predictions: AFC North

An in depth look into the AFC North teams as they get prepared for the 2015 NFL draft. The decisions the Cleveland Browns make in this draft will do a great deal in influencing how the division will sort out in the future. Baltimore Ravens Needs- WR, CB, LB, OT, TE Possible first round picks- Ereck Flowers (OT), Marcus Peters (CB), Jalen Strong (WR), Dorial Green-Beckham (WR),...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Johnson: The Luckiest Player in the NFL?

Newly signed Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson was recently released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers exactly one year after signing a five-year, $43.8 million contract with the team. His deal with Tampa Bay last March called for $18 million guaranteed, a total of $16 million of which Johnson was actually paid to play one year in Tampa. In his only season with the Buccaneers...
Via Sportsnaut
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Buccaneers to Release Michael Johnson

Exactly a year after signing defensive end Michael Johnson to a five-year, $43.75 million contract, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on the verge of releasing the once prized free agent. The #Bucs will release DE Michael Johnson by 4 pm today. — Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) March 11, 2015 Johnson, 28, recorded just four sacks in his only season with Tampa Bay. He’s three years removed...
Via Sportsnaut
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

What to do with Michael Johnson

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were big players in free agency last offseason. After a 2-14 season, many feel the Bucs should do another dismantling of the roster which includes releasing defensive end Michael Johnson.  Johnson came over from the Cincinnati Bengals where he posted a 3.5-sack season in 2013 after tallying 11.5 sacks the year prior. The six-year veteran’s production...
Via The Bay Cave
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign DE Michael Johnson

The Buccaneers had a gaping hole at defensive end and filled it with Michael Johnson. Johnson is an incredibly athletic edge rusher who went in the 3rd round out of Georgia Tech in 2009 because a lot of his tape didn’t match his athleticism. He eventually put everything together in 2012 in the contract year of his rookie deal, as he recorded 13 sacks and graded out as Pro Football...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: DE Michael Johnson expected to sign with Buccaneers

Defensive line help could be coming fast for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Multiple reports have defensive end Michael Johnson, formerly of the Cincinnati Bengals, likely to sign with Tampa Bay when free agents can execute contracts with teams starting at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Johnson, 27, was a heavy target for new coach Lovie Smith and new general manager Jason Licht in their attempt to...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Rumors: Minnesota to sign Michael Johnson?

The Minnesota Vikings hired former Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer to be their next head coach. One of Zimmer's best players, defensive end Michael Johnson, is scheduled to become a free agent. Could there be a match?The Cincinnati Enquirer's "gut" feeling is that Johnson will sign with the Vikings.By Jeffrey Beall via Wikimedia CommonsWith Jared Allen set to...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Finding Free Agents in '14: Michael Johnson

Who is Michael Johnson? At 6'7'' and 260 lbs., Johnson is a tremendous athletic specimen and has the physical tools to be a dominant defensive end. However, after being drafted in the 3rd round in the 2009 NFL draft, Johnson has shown somewhat inconsistent production. After posting a career best 11.5 sacks in 2012, Johnson's sack numbers dropped all the way down to 3.5 in 2013. However...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals “High Unlikely” To Franchise DE Michael Johnson?

According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bengals are “highly unlikely” to use their franchise tag on DE Michael Johnson for the second straight season. Even with the Bengals expected to have over $26 million in available cap space this offseason, Reedy doesn’t see them allocating $13 million to tag Johnson, which includes a 20 percent increase from the previous...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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