28-Year-Old Defensive End – Cincinnati Bengals
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:
Signed a four-year contract with the Bengals in March of 2015.
Johnson signed a four-year deal with the Bengals on Sunday worth approximately $24 million.
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Michael Johnson: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)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.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Johnson bumped up from no participation Wednesday, which can be considered a rest day. If he's able to suit up Sunday at New Orleans, he'll be hard-pressed to bring down Drew Brees, who has been sacked just four times in four contests this season.
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.