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.
Johnson recorded his first two sacks of the season and added three more tackles Sunday in a 27-24 win over the Steelers.
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Michael Johnson: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Johnson missed last Sunday's game with an ankle injury, but could be ready to return this Thursday against the Falcons. Should he do so, Johnson would help a Buccaneers defense already without Adrian Clayborn (biceps), Mason Foster (shoulder), and possibly Gerald McCoy (hand).
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.
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.