Michael Johnson DL CIN 4 months ago

Johnson signed a 4-year, approximately $24 million contract with the Bengals on Sunday.

Johnson was released by the Bucs earlier in the offseason after a disappointing 2014 campaign in which he recorded just four sacks and 27 tackles in 14 games. While his deal won't earn him as much as the previous one, he'll still earn a good chunk of change and will rejoin a better defense in Cincinnati.

Michael Johnson DL CIN 5 months ago

The Bucs have released Johnson, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Johnson, who recorded 27 tackles and four sacks in 14 games this past season, is thus let go by the Bucs after just one season. As a result, the defensive end, who signed a five-year, $43.5 million contract with Tampa Bay last March, will hit free agency again, presumably in line to earn a more modest deal this time around.

Michael Johnson DL CIN 8 months ago

Johnson (hand) is active for Sunday's game against Washington.

Johnson turned in a two-sack, five-tackle performance in Tampa's upset win over the Steelers in Week 4, but he has been a statistical non-entity in most of the Buccaneers' other games.

Michael Johnson DL CIN 8 months ago

Johnson (hand) is questionable for Sunday's game against Washington.

Johnson logged two full practices to close out the week, so it would probably be a surprise if he didn't return to the field Sunday. Still, he's yet to make a real statistical impact in Tampa Bay and isn't worth much IDP consideration at the moment.

Michael Johnson DL CIN 9 months ago

Johnson (hand) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Falcons.

Johnson's inactive status is a bit of a surprise, as he was able to play through the ailment in Week 9, though he didn't record a tackle after playing 46 snaps. With his absence, look for Larry English and Jacquies Smith to see a few extra snaps at defensive end.

Michael Johnson DL CIN 9 months ago

Johnson (hand) is questionable for Sunday's game against Atlanta.

Johnson played through the injury a week ago, so he ought to be able to play again this week. With that said, he accumulated no stats in his last game, and he's pretty much off the IDP radar with just 15 tackles and two sacks on the year.

Michael Johnson DL CIN 9 months ago

Johnson (hand) is active for Sunday's matchup with the Browns.

Johnson saw the practice field in a limited capacity for most of the week, and was deemed healthy enough to suit up prior to the afternoon contest. He'll presumably draw the start at defensive end, but has been disappointing for owners in IDP formats this season, collecting just 15 total tackles through six games.

Michael Johnson DL CIN 9 months ago

Johnson (hand) is questionable for Sunday's game against Cleveland.

Johnson practiced all week, though only in a limited capacity. Johnson's presence would be reassuring for the Buccaneers after they gave him a five-year, $43.75 million deal in the offseason, yet he has only 15 tackles and two sacks in six games.

Michael Johnson DL CIN 10 months ago

Johnson (ankle) is active for Sunday's game in New Orleans, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Johnson is hit or miss, sack-wise, and IDP owners may want to look elsewhere with a difficult matchup on tap. Through four games, Saints standout QB Drew Brees has been sacked a mere four times.

Michael Johnson DL CIN 10 months ago

Johnson (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against New Orleans.

Johnson logged limited practices Thursday and Friday, so he seems to have a pretty good shot at starting Sunday's game. He's coming off an impressive two-sack game against Pittsburgh.