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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‚Äôt 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¬...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Sign DE Michael Johnson

  Roy Cummings confirms that the Buccaneers have signed former Bengals DE Michael Johnson.  ESPN’s Josina Anderson first reported that Michael Johnson has reached an agreement with the Buccaneers on a five-year, $43.75 million contract that includes $24 million guaranteed. Johnson, 27, appeared in 15 games for the Bengals last year and totaled 56 tackles, 3.5 sacks,...
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March 11, 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...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals are likely going to lose Michael Johnson to the Bucs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could end up with quite a bit of money when they let Darrelle Revis walk which is expected to happen on Wednesday after four.  If the Bucs keep Revis on their roster until 4:00 pm the compensation from the Jets will turn a fourth round pick into a 3rd rounder. With […]The post Bengals are likely going to lose Michael Johnson to the Bucs appeared first...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Rumors: Philadelphia showing 'some' interest in Bengals' Michael Johnson

The Minnesota Vikings are the current favorites to land Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson in free agency. With him being the top pass rusher on the open market, they weren't going to have him to themselves.The Philadelphia Eagles are showing "some" interest in Johnson, according to Tim McManus of Birds 24/7.By Jeffrey Beall via Wikimedia CommonsThe Eagles run a 3-4...
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March 07, 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...
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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...
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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...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals ‚ÄúHigh Unlikely‚ÄĚ To Franchise DE Michael Johnson?

According to¬†Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the¬†Bengals are ‚Äúhighly unlikely‚ÄĚ 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‚Äôt see them allocating¬†$13 million to tag Johnson, which includes a 20 percent increase from the previous...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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