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Minnesota Vikings: What to take away from an undefeated preseason

After their strong showing against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, the Minnesota Vikings finished the preseason 4-0, the seventh time the Vikings have gone undefeated in the preseason during their 54 year history. This preseason has illuminated some surprises, both good and bad, but has shown us what to expect out of the Vikings in the 2014 season. Everson Griffen is the real deal...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

New DT Tom Johnson lives a football odyssey

He met Jon Bon Jovi. He got to be a European tourist. So, all in all, there have been positives in Tom Johnson's odyssey. Of all the players on the Vikings, perhaps none has faced a more difficult road to the NFL than Johnson, a defensive tackle. Over the past dozen years, Johnson's journey has included playing at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and Southern Mississippi...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings sign former Saints defensive tackle Tom Johnson

Former New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Tom Johnson is at the Minnesota Vikings’ team facility in Eden Prairie, Minn., for a physical today, and will sign a one-year, $845,000 deal that could pay him up to another $600,000 in incentives, according to a league source. Johnson, who played defensive end in the Saints’ 3-4 scheme, had interest from the Cowboys, […] The...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings continue to work DL, sign Tom Johnson

The Vikings added another rotational piece to their defensive line when they agreed to terms with Tom Johnson.
Via min.scout.com
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Vikings Sign DT Tom Johnson

  According to Tom Pelissero, the Minnesota Vikings have signed former Saints DT Tom Johnson to a one-year contract. Pelissero adds that Johnson will receive a one-year contract worth $845,000. This move comes a day after the Vikings lost out on DT Henry Melton who wound up signing with the Cowboys. Johnson, 29, signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Southern...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Vikings Signing of Tom Johnson

Career Stats: 3 Years in league | 45 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 FF No this isn’t one of the most exciting signings by the Vikings… it is strictly a depth move at a position the Vikings still needed some beef. After missing out on Melton (signed with Cowboys) and no progress made on bringing Kevin Williams back the Vikings got a decent deal on an average lineman who has proven to add...
Via DraftSeason
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Saints Will Not Tender Restricted Free Agent DT Tom Johnson

Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that the New Orleans Saints have elected to pass on offering restricted free agent DT Tom Johnson a tender and will now become an unrestricted free agent. Johnson, 29, signed with the Colts out of college as an undrafted free agent back in 2006. He later signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL before joining the Saints in 2011. In three...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints scratch Johnson, Bucs deactivate Barron

The New Orleans Saints have scratched reserve defensive lineman Tom Johnson and reserve safety Isa Abdul-Quddus for Sunday's regular-season finale against Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers have deactivated safety Mark Barron, as well as linebackers Dekoda Watson and Ka'Lial Glaud, all listed as questionable on Friday. Barron had a hamstring injury, while Watson had a groin strain...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: Saints Will Have Luxury of a Rotation on Defensive Line Against the Cardinals

The Saints carry seven defensive linemen on their 53 man roster and last week the snaps went almost entirely to three players: Akiem Hicks, John Jenkins and Cam Jordan. That wasn't by design, mind you, because when Tom Johnson went down early in the first quarter, that made him the fourth injured lineman out of seven on the roster. Missing time along with Johnson are Brodrick...
Via The Saints Nation
September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints tackle blasts Payton ban

Saints defensive tackle Tom Johnson launched a passionate defense of Sean Payton, describing the head coach's league-imposed yearlong ban for his part in the bounty program scandal as "not right." "We knew there would be some type [of punishment], but not this," Johnson told the Sun Herald. The Super Bowl-winning coach was suspended by the NFL for the entire...
Via Fox Sports
March 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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