27-Year-Old Defensive End – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
After recording a career-high 11.5 sacks in 2012, Johnson came back to earth last season, managing to reach only 3.5 in 15 games. However, he did rack up a career-high 56 tackles (35 solo) and he pick...
Michael Johnson Contract Information:
Agreed to a five-year, $43.75 million deal, with $24 million guaranteed, with the Buccaneers in March of 2014.
Coach Lovie Smith said Johnson sat out practice Tuesday with a knee bruise, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports.
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Michael Johnson: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Despite regressing to 3.5 sacks in 2013, Johnson notched a career-best 56 tackles (35 solo) with nine passes defended and two forced fumbles on the ledger. In five NFL campaigns, he's missed just one game, while racking up 26.5 sacks. He'll now act as a pass-rushing and run-stopping complement to defensive stalwarts Lavonte David and Gerald McCoy.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Given the team's hefty financial commitment to fellow defensive lineman Geno Atkins, it seems unlikely that the Bengals are of a mind to spend what it would take to retain Johnson. In 15 games this past season, Johnson recorded a career-high 56 tackles, while adding 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Johnson had a breakout season in 2012, recording 11.5 sacks. The Bengals have a lethal pass rush heading into 2013 with the combination of Johnson and Geno Atkins (12.5 sacks last season).
A third round pick in the 2009 draft, the Bengals are hoping he can bolster their pass rush.