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Michael Johnson

28-Year-Old Defensive End – Cincinnati Bengals

2014 Defensive Stats

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27

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2015 Defensive Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

From the Bengals perspective, their experience with Johnson worked out perfectly. They couldn't afford his cap number on the open market, so when the Bucs swooped in with a five-year, $43.75 million o...

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2015 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  7

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Knee
HT: 6' 7"   WT: 270   DOB: 2/7/1987
College: Georgia Tech  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Michael Johnson Contract Information:

Signed a four-year contract with the Bengals in March of 2015.

August 3, 2015  –  Michael Johnson News

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Johnson (knee) is expected to miss four weeks after suffering a Grade 2 MCL sprain during Sunday's practice, NFL.com reports.

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Michael Johnson NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2009 22 16 - 12 - 3 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2010 23 Cin 16 34 25 9 2.5 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2011 24 Cin 16 42 27 15 6 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2012 25 Cin 16 52 35 17 11.5 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2013 26 Cin 15 56 35 21 3.5 9 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2014 27 TB 14 27 20 7 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Michael Johnson – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Defensive End
  1. Michael Johnson
  2. Wallace Gilberry
  3. Will Clarke
Cincinnati Bengals

Snap Count Stats

629

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Michael Johnson was on the field for 629 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

41

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Michael Johnson was on the field for 41 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 854 60
2013 838 34
2014 629 41
Michael Johnson 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Bal 53 5 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Atl
3 Ten
4 @NE 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Car 43 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Ind
7 Bal 52 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Jax 46 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Cle
10 @NO 42 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Hou 39 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @TB 48 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Pit 49 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Cle 47 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Den
16 @Pit 13 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Ind

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Michael Johnson
As Compared To Other Defensive Ends
Height:   6' 7"
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Weight:   270 lbs
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Cincinnati Bengals Team Injury Report
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Michael Johnson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Johnson (knee) is believed to have suffered a sprained MCL, NFL.com's Albert Breer reports.

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Johnson had to be carted off the practice field Sunday afternoon and will likely still need further evaluation. An MCL sprain would probably keep him out for most or all of training camp, but he might still have a shot to return for Week 1. With Margus Hunt (back) already on the PUP list, Wallace Gilberry figures to get most of the first-team reps across from Carlos Dunlap.
Coach Marvin Lewis relayed Sunday that that at this stage is appears as though Johnson (knee) "will be OK," ESPN's Coley Harvey reports.

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Johnson was carted off the practice field Sunday, after suffering an apparent right knee injury, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Johnson signed a four-year deal with the Bengals on Sunday worth approximately $24 million.

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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. Johnson, who played with the Bengals from 2009 to 2013, will return for a second stint with Cincinnati to help boost the team's pass rush. Johnson, who has combined for 7.5 sacks in 29 games over the last two seasons, recorded a career-high 11.5 sacks for the Bengals in 2012.
The Bucs have released Johnson, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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

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

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

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

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

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

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 picked off one pass for the third consecutive year, while forcing two fumbles. He turned that production into five-year, $43.75 million contract with the Bucs that included $24 million guaranteed. With that kind of financial commitment, he'll be expected to put up big numbers will likely seeing a high snap count.

2013

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).

2009

A third round pick in the 2009 draft, the Bengals are hoping he can bolster their pass rush.