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90 Michael Johnson DE
Height/Weight: 6-7/270 | Birthdate: 2/7/1987 | Birthplace: Selma, AL, USA | Team: Tampa Bay | College: Georgia Tech | NFL Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 30/17 | Average Draft Position: 185.50
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Robert Ayers to visit Bengals


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) Free agent defensive end Robert Ayers will visit the Bengals on Tuesday, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Ayers had 5.5 sacks with the Broncos last season and is a potential replacement for Michael Johnson, who signed with the Buccaneers.

La Canfora: Michael Johnson heading to Bucs


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/11/2014) It sounds like free agent defensive end Michael Johnson signing with the Buccaneers is a done deal, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora.

La Canfora reports that Johnson will sign in Tampa Bay for $8.5 million a year with around $24 million guaranteed.

Johnson is considered the top pass rusher available in free agency this offseason. With the Bengals the last two seasons Johnson has 15 sacks, 11 passes defensed, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and over 100 total tackles.


Bucs, Michael Johnson close to deal?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/11/2014) The Buccaneers and free agent defensive end Michael Johnson are in "serious discussions" according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Johnson is considered the top pass rusher available in free agency this offseason. 

With the Bengals the last two seasons Johnson has 15 sacks, 11 passes defensed, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and over 100 total tackles. 


Bucs aggressively courting Michael Johnson


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2014) The Buccaneers are "making a hard push" to sign free agent defensive end Michael Johnson, reports the Chicago Tribune. Johnson had 21 sacks over his last three seasons with the Bengals.

Michael Johnson given slim chance of returning to Bengals


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2014) Echoing multiple reports recently, the Cincinnati Enquirer says there's a 20 percent chance defensive end Michael Johnson re-signs with the Bengals. The Bengals have too much money tied up in defensive end Carlos Dunlap and defensive tackle Geno Atkins to pay Johnson his market value.

Johnson played under the franchise tag in 2013. Re-tagging him and paying an estimated $12.5 million for one more season is "about the only way he returns," according to the paper.


MIchael Johnson a $10 million man?


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2014) Free agent defensive end Michael Johnson could command $10 million a year in his new contract, reports ESPN's Adam Caplan. Johnson, 26, had a career-high 56 tackles but just 3.5 sacks playing under the Bengals' franchise tag last season.

He posted a career-best 11.5 sacks in 2012. Johnson isn't expected back in Cincinnati.


Report: Michael Johnson wouldn't mind 'coming home' to Falcons


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2014) Free agent defensive end Michael Johnson, who grew up in Alabama and played at Georgia Tech, wouldn't mind "coming home" to Atlanta, reports ESPN.com. The Bengals aren't expected to be able to re-sign Johnson, but he also might be too expensive for the Falcons.

Johnson made $11.2 million playing under a franchise tag last season.


Bengals most likely can't afford to keep Michael Johnson


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/4/2014) Defensive end Michael Johnson will be highly coveted in free agency, and the Bengals "probably won't be able to compensate him everything he's worth," reports ESPN.com. Johnson had a career-high 56 tackles, 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception.

The website notes that while Johnson batted down eight passes, he didn't get to the quarterback enough.


Seven Chiefs probable for regular season finale


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) The Chiefs have designated seven players as probable for their game Sunday against the Chargers, including top linebacker Justin Houston (elbow).

The others are fellow linebacker James-Michael Johnson  (shoulder), offensive linemen Donald Stephenson (knee)l, Eric Fisher (shoulder) and Branden Albert (knee), defensive back Ron Parker (ankle/shoulder) and kicker Ryan Succop (groin).


Seven probables pepper Chiefs injury report


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2013) The Chiefs have designated seven players as probable for Sunday against Indianapolis, including pass-catchers Sean McGrath (knee), Anthony Fasano (concussion/knee) and Dexter McCluster (ankle).

The others are tackle Eric Fisher (shoulder), linebackers Nico Johnson (ankle) and James-Michael Johnson (shoulder) and safety Ron Parker (shoulder).


Bengals defensive linemen get to the QB


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2013) A trio of Bengals defensive lineman combined to get after the quarterback in Week 11, in a 41-20 win over the Browns. Wallace Gilberry, Michael Johnson and Carlos Dunlap each racked up one sack in the game, accounting for three o the team's four sacks in the game.

Johnson now has 3 1/2 sacks on the season, while Gilberry has 5 and Dunlap has 7. 


Michael Johnson sick of laments about loss of Geno Atkins


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2013) Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson has grown tired of excuses regarding the season-ending ACL injury to defensive tackle Geno Atkins.

"He's not here and everyone has to raise their level," he said, per NFL.com. "That's it."

Cincinnati yielded just one touchdown and two field goals in its Week 9 loss to Miami. The Dolphins scored their other points on a pick-six and safety. But now the Bengals must play without Atkins.


Michael Johnson ends sack-less streak


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2013) Bengals defensive lineman Michael Johnson snapped out of a funk in Week 9 against the Dolphins Thursday, as he ended a four-game streak without a sack in a 22-20 loss.

 Johnson picked up four solo tackles to go with the sack, giving him 2 1/2 on the season. 


Four injured Cincinnati players active Week 6


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2013) Bengals linebacker Michael Boley (hamstring), cornerback Leon Hall (hamstring), defensive end Michael Johnson (concussion) and tackle Andre Smith (shoulder) were cleared to play Week 6 at Buffalo. Smith, who was probable, was the only player not listed as questionable coming into the game.

Bengals in good shape heading into game against Bills


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/11/2013) Four Bengals players have been listed as questionable for the game Sunday in Buffalo despite participating fully in Friday practice. They are linebacker Michael Boley (hamstring), cornerbacks Brandon Ghee (thigh) and Leon Hall (hamstring) and defensive end Michael Johnson (concussion).

Listed as probable are guard Mike Pollak (knee) and tackle Andre Smith (shoulder), the lone offensive player on the injury report.


Michael Johnson back at practice


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/11/2013) Hope remains that Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson will play Sunday in Buffalo, the team website is reporting. Johnson apparently cleared concussion protocol because he was practicing with his unit on Friday. He had not played in game since Week 4.

Michael Johnson remains out


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2013) Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson has yet to clear concussion protocol and remained sidelined from practice on Thursday, per the Cincinnati Enquirer. Johnson could be inactive again Sunday at Buffalo after missing the Week 5 win over New England.

Two key Bengals defenders still out


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2013) Bengals defensive back Brandon Ghee and defensive end Michael Johnson remained sidelined from practice on Wednesday with concussions, the team is reporting. Ghee has missed four of five games this season while Johnson was inactive Sunday against New England.

Michael Johnson ruled out by Bengals


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2013) Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson is inactive for the Week 5 game Sunday at home against New England. Johnson is out due to a concussion. He was not cleared to play in Sunday's game and will attempt to return to action Week 6 at Buffalo. 

Three Bengals defenders probable in Week 5


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/4/2013) Three key Bengals defensive players on the injury list should have no problem suiting up for the Sunday clash against visiting New England. They are linebackers Vontaze Burfict (neck) and James Harrison (knee) and safety Reggie Nelson (hamstring). All are listed as probable.

Defensive end Michael Johnson (concussion) is listed as questionable while guard Mike Pollak (knee) is doubtful.


Bengals getting healthier on defense


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/4/2013) The battered Bengals secondary received some good news Friday with the return of cornerback Leon Hall (hamstring) to practice. Defensive backfield mate Dre Kirkpatrick came back Wednesday from the same injury, though on a limited basis.

The bad news for the Cincinnati defense is that end Michael Johnson (concussion) remains sidelined, thereby calling into question his availability for the game Sunday against visiting New England.


Mike Zimmer sees two defensive standouts as active for Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2013) If Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is right, both linebacker Vontaze Burfict (neck) and defensive end Michael Johnson (concussion) will be cleared to play Sunday against New England.

Zimmer said via NFL Network that he expects both to be active for the game against the Patriots.


Concussion translates into red light Thursday for Michael Johnson


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2013) Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson remains sidelined from practice Thursday with a concussion, according to NFL Network.

Johnson is in the midst of a difficult season that began when he could not get together on a contract extension with his team and agreed to sign the one-year franchise tender offer of $11.75 million.

It has continued with unproductive play. Johnson has just 13 tackles and 1 1/2 assists this season. He recorded seven of those tackles and his season sack total in one game against Green Bay.


Michael Johnson silent in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2013) Bengals defensive lineman Michael Johnson had a quiet game in Week 4 against the Browns Sunday. Johnson had just two tackles -- one solo -- in a 17-6 loss.

Michael Johnson delivers the sacks


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/22/2013) Bengals defensive lineman Michael Johnson, who had been quiet to begin the season after recording 11 1/2 sacks last season, came out of his shell with 1 1/2 sacks against the Packers in Week 3. He also had seven tackles, including five solo, and a forced fumble.