Cincinnati Bengals franchised defensive end Michael Johnson has signed his tender offer for 2013.
The signing means Johnson will make $11.2 million for the coming season if the sides cannot work out a long-term agreement between now and July 15.
Johnson had 11.5 sacks last season for the Bengals.
Source: National Football Post
The third of eight players given a franchise tag this offseason has re-signed with his current team.
Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson has inked his one-year, $11.2 million contract tender. Johnson's agent announced the news Friday on Twitter.
Johnson, 26, is coming off his best season with the Bengals. He notched 11.5 sacks in 2012, which matched Johnson'...
The Bengals have tagged defensive end Michael Johnson as their franchise player.
Johnson, a third-round draft choice in 2009, had his best season last year with 70 tackles, 11.5 sacks, 25 quarterback pressures, one interception and three pass breakups. He started 15 games in the regular season as well as the Wild Card playoff game at Houston.
He was second on the team in sacks behind...
The Cincinnati Bengals have given defensive end Michael Johnson the franchise tag, meaning he will be paid $11.175 million this season if he doesn't reach a long-term contract with the team.
Johnson had 11 1/2 sacks last season, his fourth in the NFL, and is considered a key part of a defense that ranked sixth overall.
The team and Johnson still can negotiate a longer deal...
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March 01, 2013
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Cincinnati Bengals have “indicated” that they’re prepared to franchise impending free agent DE Michael Johnson in the coming days.
Bengals have indicated they will franchise DE Michael Johnson. No tags had been officially placed by start of today. Deadline is Monday
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 1, 2013
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Bengals HC Marvin Lewis hasn’t decided whether or not to use their franchise tag in the coming weeks.
“We’re going to continue to try to negotiate with our players, guys coming into their productive years,” said Lewis.
Albert Breer reports that there’s “not much traction” between the the Bengals and impending free agent...
Coming off his best season with 11 1/2 sacks, Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson is a free agent at an opportune time. However, Johnson told NFL AM on NFL Network that he hopes to stay with the Bengals, who have made the playoffs the past two seasons.
Everything will work itself out, and Ill be in the best situationhopefully thats in Cincinnati, Johnson...
Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson has steadily improved, nearly doubling his six quarterback sacks in 2011 with 11.5 in 2012, which ranks fifth in a single-season in franchise history. Johnson, one of Cincinnati's 2009 third-round selections, is entering the offseason as an unrestricted free agent that Cincinnati would like to have back.
"I would like to stay in Cincinnati...
Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com writes that Cincinnati would like to keep DE Michael Johnson from hitting the open market in the next few months.
According to Hobson, Johnson is the “leader-in-the-clubhouse to get franchised,” assuming that a long-term deal isn’t in place before then.
Johnson, 25, put together a solid 2012 season for the Bengals that included a career high 11.5...
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Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson wasn't on the field during the start of Tuesday's practice, raising questions if he'll be ready against the Philadelphia Eagles during NFL Network's Thursday Night Football. Johnson appeared to have hurt his toe against the Dallas Cowboys, but gutted it out.
Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick was also out during practice, still dealing...