Michael Johnson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Lingering ankle injury frustrates Bucs DE Johnson

    Tampa Tribune "The tip of the spear has not been sharp. And the right edge has a nick in it, one that’s been there almost since the spear was pulled from its sheath. Michael Johnson doesn’t like to talk about it. Neither do his coaches. No one wants to make excuses for a sub-par start by the right..." October 23

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    Josina Anderson @JosinaAnderson

    More specifics: Sources: DE Michael Johnson has agreed to a 5-year, $43.75M deal with 24M guaranteed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

  • Michael Johnson seen as unlikely to remain in Cincinnati

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals appear poised to say goodbye to defensive end Michael Johnson. Johnson played the 2013 season on the one-year franchise tender of $11.175 million, but he’s unlikely to return in 2014, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. If the Bengals want to keep Johnson for another year on..." February 10

  • Michael Johnson to boo birds: 'Leave'

    ESPN.com "For the thousands of fans at Paul Brown Stadium who booed the Cincinnati Bengals' offense early in Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, defensive end Michael Johnson has the following message: Leave. While the fifth-year lineman was proud to discuss the way he and his Bengals teammates..." November 18

  • Bengals list Hall doubtful, Johnson questionable

    Fox Sports Ohio "Cornerback Leon Hall is listed as doubtful and defensive end Michael Johnson is questionable to play Sunday for the Bengals against quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Hall suffered a hamstring injury in the 34-30 win against Green Bay on Sept. 22 and hadn't practiced since..." October 05

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    Joe Reedy @joereedy

    RT @adam_stew: @joereedy Atkins is a big priority. This could potentially be MJ's last year with bengals. Depressing>Not potentially, it is

  • Michael Johnson maintains same outlook about contract

    Cincinnati Enquirer "With Michael Johnson unofficially set to play this season on a one-year franchise tag, the defensive end was on Sirius NFL Radio on Tuesday and has maintained the same outlook that he has had since February — whatever happens will happen. Said Johnson about his contract situation with Bruce..." July 10

  • DE Johnson happy to be back with Bengals

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Even when attending classes and working out at Georgia Tech last month, there was something that always entered back into Michael Johnson’s mind. He wanted to be back in Cincinnati training with his teammates on the defensive line. With spring semester classes done, Johnson was back in town on..." May 26

  • Bengals sign franchise player Michael Johnson to a one-year, $11.2M contract.

    ESPN.com "The Cincinnati Bengals announced that defensive end Michael Johnson signed his $11.175 million franchise tag tender, which guarantees his salary for 2013 as well as his participation in the team's offseason workouts and training camp. If Johnson hadn't signed his tender, he could've skipped..." March 15

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    Joe Reedy @

    #bengals officially announce that DE Michael Johnson is receiving the franchise tag

  • Bengals And Michael Johnson Haven't Made "Much Traction" For A Deal Yet

    Cincy Jungle "Though we chit-chat and debate about applying the franchise tag to either defensive end Michael Johnson or offensive tackle Andre Smith, the general hope is that the team is able to sign both players to long-term deals, setting aside any need for the tag." February 20

  • The Bengals Should Go All Out On Re-Signing Michael Johnson

    Cincy Jungle "After a season in which free agent defensive end Michael Johnson racked up 11.5 sacks, which was a career high and was second on the team behind defensive tackle Geno Atkins, the Bengals will, without a doubt, do everything they can to keep him in Cincinnati. A mark of a successful team is not..." February 20

  • Johnson “real calm” about free agency as franchise tag period starts

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The “new league year” does not commence until 4 p.m. on March 12, but business begins to pick up today with the start of the period where teams can determine if they want to use the franchise tag. Teams have until 4 p.m. on March 4 to make a decision. It’s not a question of if the Bengals will..." February 19