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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

Buccaneers Face A Difficult Decision Regarding DE Michael Johnson

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that the Buccaneers will have a big decision to make regarding DE Michael Johnson in the coming weeks. The fact that we’re even discussing this goes to show just how poorly Johnson played in his first year with the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay signed him to a five-year, $43.875 million deal with $23 million guaranteed last March. However, Johnson...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 19, 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' Michael Johnson unlikey to stay with Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Bengals had another outstanding year in 2013, winning the AFC North with a record of 11-5 and advancing to the playoffs for the second time in three years. Even more reason for fans to applaud is because all but two of their starters are still under contract.  One of those rumored to hit the open market is defensive end Michael Johnson, according to a...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 11, 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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