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Michael Johnson

28-Year-Old Defensive End – Cincinnati Bengals

2015 Defensive Stats

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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

HT: 6' 7"   WT: 280   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.

September 14, 2015  –  Michael Johnson News

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Though Johnson (knee) didn't start Sunday's win over the Raiders, he was on the field for 58 percent of the defensive snaps.

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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
2015 28 Cin 16 42 29 13 5 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
2015 Proj 28 CIN Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for Michael Johnson

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

848

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Michael Johnson was on the field for 848 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

56

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Michael Johnson was on the field for 56 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 838 34
2014 629 41
2015 848 56
Michael Johnson 2015 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 @Oak 38 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2 SD 49 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Bal 53 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 KC 58 7 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 Sea 50 5 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Buf 52 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 BYE Bye Week
8 @Pit 58 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Cle 48 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Hou 56 4 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Ari 52 0 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 StL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Cle 39 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Pit 60 7 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @SF 67 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Den 58 5 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
17 Bal 75 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs Pit 0 0 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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:   280 lbs
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40-Yard Dash
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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 active for the Bengals' Week 1 game against the Raiders, Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Johnson (knee) was a full participant in Friday's practice.

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Johnson (knee) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports.

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Johnson practiced for the first time since spraining his MCL on Aug. 2, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.

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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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Johnson's injury will likely sideline him for the majority of the preseason, thus opening an opportunity for Wallace Gilberry to earn first-team work at right defensive end. Meanwhile, Johnson should be relieved that his injury isn't more serious, since given his timetable, he should be gearing toward a return as Week 1 of the regular season approaches.
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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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.