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MICHAEL JOHNSON RUMORS

Bucs looking to DE Michael Johnson to bolster pass rush

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- One of Tampa Bay's top priorities this offseason is improving one of the NFL's weakest pass rushes, an effort the Buccaneers launched with the signing of Michael Johnson in free agency. The Bucs signed the former Cincinnati defensive end to a five-year deal worth nearly $44 million and are banking him helping coach Lovie Smith transform the Bucs from a...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  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...
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...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Johnson could land with the Vikings

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; It sounds like there’s a chance the Bengals will lose defensive end Michael Johnson to the Vikings in free agency. One free-agent match with buzz here: DE Michael Johnson and the #Vikings, who hired his former DC, Mike Zimmer, as head coach. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 22...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings may pursue signing Michael Johnson

The Minnesota Vikings are a team that needs a lot of help this offseason to even have a chance at competing in 2014, but all hope is not lost. With $20 million in cap space and a history of drafting well, the Vikings very well could turn things around in their first season under Mike Zimmer. One player that could come in and make an immediate impact is free agent defensive tackle...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Indications are that Michael Johnson will play this season under the tag

According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, all indications are that defensive end Michael Johnson will play out this coming season under the franchise tag. All is silent right now on the #bengals-Michael Johnson front. In other words, indications are he plays under the tag this year — Joe Reedy (@joereedy) July 8, 2013 Johnson is a very underrated defensive end who racked...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Johnson inks franchise tender

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'...
Via Fox Sports
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Bengals place franchise tag on Michael 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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Bengals give DE Johnson franchise tag

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...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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