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Buccaneers | George Johnson contract note

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:19:10 -0700

Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE George Johnson's two-year deal has base salaries of $750,000 in 2015 (with a $2 million roster bonus), $2 million in 2016 and $2.25 million in 2017. He'll receive $500,000 escalators based on 46% playing time and recording six sacks each of the next two years.

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Lions | George Johnson trade update

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:35:20 -0700

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions DE George Johnson and a seventh-round draft choice were traded by the Lions to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a fifth-round draft choice.

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Buccaneers | George Johnson trade update

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:34:23 -0700

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions DE George Johnson and a seventh-round draft choice have been acquired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a fifth-round draft choice.

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Buccaneers | George Johnson acquired

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:29:01 -0700

Detroit Lions DE George Johnson was acquired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, April 15. Tampa signed Johnson to an offer sheet that was disputed by Detroit, but the sides swapped undisclosed draft picks to settle it.

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Lions | Disputing George Johnson offer sheet

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:09:12 -0700

Free-agent DE George Johnson's (Lions) offer sheet from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is being disputed by the Detroit Lions. The offer sheet was reportedly for $9 million over three years.

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Buccaneers | George Johnson signs offer sheet

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:37:30 -0700

Free-agent DE George Johnson (Lions) signed an offer sheet with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worth $9 million over a three-year period, according to a source. The Detroit Lions can match the offer if they choose to do so.

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Buccaneers | George Johnson signed to offer sheet

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 19:20:29 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed restricted free-agent DE George Johnson (Lions) to a three-year offer sheet Tuesday, April 7. Financial terms are undisclosed. The Lions have five days to match the offer.

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Buccanneers | Hosted George Johnson

Thu, 02 Apr 2015 15:55:02 -0700

Free-agent DE George Johnson (Lions) recently visited the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Lions | George Johnson receives tender

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:24:19 -0800

The Detroit Lions informed restricted free-agent DE George Johnson Friday, March 6, that he will receive a low-round contract tender. He will make about $1.54 million in 2015 if he accepts the tender.

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Lions | George Johnson status resolved

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:28:29 -0800

Updating a previous report, free-agent DE George Johnson (Lions) is considered a restricted free agent by both the NFL and the NFL Players Association.

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Lions | George Johnson's free agent status questioned

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 23:17:52 -0800

Free-agent DE George Johnson (Lions) may or may not be an unrestricted free agent. A player must accumulate four accrued seasons to earn unrestricted free agency, and players must spend six weeks on a 53-man roster to earn an accrued year. Johnson did this in 2011, 2012 and 2014, but in 2013 he was paid for six weeks but was on the Minnesota Vikings' roster for only five.

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Lions | George Johnson to receive tender offer

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:25:59 -0800

Detroit Lions restricted free-agent DE George Johnson will receive a tender offer from the team, according to general manager Martin Mayhew.

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Lions | Friday injury report

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:25:29 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) has been ruled out for Week 16 against the Chicago Bears. CB Mohammed Seisay (hamstring) is questionable, while S Don Carey (ankle), DE George Johnson (illness), DT C.J. M. Mosley (non-injury), LB Ashlee Palmer (quadriceps) and OG Rob Sims (illness) are probable. Fairley didn't practice Friday, Dec. 19. Seisay was limited, while the others practiced in full.

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Lions | Thursday practice report

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:45:51 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee), DT C.J. M. Mosley (non-injury) and OG Rob Sims (illness) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. LB Ashlee Palmer (quadriceps) and CB Mohammed Seisay (hamstring) were limited, while S Don Carey (ankle) and DE George Johnson (illness) practiced in full.

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Lions | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:37:04 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee), DE George Johnson (illness) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17. FS Don Carey (ankle), LB Ashlee Palmer (quadriceps) and CB Mohammed Seisay (hamstring) were limited during practice.

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Lions | Wednesday injury report

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:45:32 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) have been ruled out for Week 13 against the Chicago Bears. OT Riley Reiff (knee) is questionable, while S James Ihedigbo (knee), LB Ashlee Palmer (concussion), DE Ziggy Ansah (elbow), DE George Johnson (foot), CB Rashean Mathis (ankle) and S Glover Quin (back) are probable. Fairley and Warford didn't practice Wednesday, Nov. 26. Reiff and Palmer were limited, while the others practiced in full.

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Lions | Tuesday practice report

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:55:11 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee), OT Riley Reiff (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 25. S James Ihedigbo (knee), LB Ashlee Palmer (concussion), DE Ziggy Ansah (elbow), DE George Johnson (foot), CB Rashean Mathis (ankle) and S Glover Quin (back) were limited.

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Lions | Monday practice report

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:30:01 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee), S James Ihedigbo (knee), LB Ashlee Palmer (concussion), OT Riley Reiff (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Monday, Nov. 24. DE Ziggy Ansah (elbow), DE George Johnson (foot), CB Rashean Mathis (ankle) and S Glover Quin (back) were limited. The Lions didn't officially practice Monday, so the designations are an estimation.

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Lions | Friday injury report

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:19:40 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) has been ruled out for Week 10 against the Miami Dolphins. TEs Joseph Fauria (ankle) and Brandon Pettigrew (foot) are questionable, while DE Ziggy Ansah (toe), DE George Johnson (hamstring) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (concussion) are probable. Fairley and Johnson didn't practice Friday, Nov. 7. Ansah, Fauria and Pettigrew were limited, while the others practiced in full.

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Lions | Friday practice report for Week 4

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:53:49 -0700

Detroit Lions CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) all did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 26, and have been ruled out of the team's Week 4 game. OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) was limited in practice and is doubtful. FS Don Carey did not participate in practice and is doubtful. FB Montell Owens (hamstring) fully practiced and is questionable. DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), DT Nick Fairley, RB Theo Riddick (hamstring), James Ihedigbo (neck) and DE George Johnson (groin) all fully practiced and are probable.

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Lions | Thursday practice report

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:58:59 -0700

Detroit Lions S Don Carey (hamstring), TE Joseph Fauria (ankle), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps), CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 25. DT Nick Fairley (biceps), FB Montell Owens (hamstring) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) were limited, while DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), S James Ihedigbo (neck) and DE George Johnson (groin) practiced in full.

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Lions | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:31:19 -0700

Detroit Lions S Don Carey (hamstring), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 24. DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), DT Nick Fairley (biceps), FB Montell Owens (hamstring) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) were limited, while S James Ihedigbo (neck) and DE George Johnson (groin) practiced in full.

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Lions | Friday injury report

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:23:32 -0700

Detroit Lions LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps), CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) have been ruled out for Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. S James Ihedigbo (neck) and FB Montell Owens (hamstring) are doubtful. DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), DT Nick Fairley (biceps) and DE George Johnson (groin) are questionable, while S Don Carey (hamstring) is probable. Lewis, Vaughn and Waddle didn't practice Friday, Sept. 19. Ansah, Fairley, Ihedigbo, Johnson and Owens were limited, while Carey practiced in full.

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Lions | Thursday practice report

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:02:44 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), DE George Johnson (groin), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 18. DT Nick Fairley (biceps), SS James Ihedigbo (neck) and FB Montell Owens (hamstring) were limited. FS Don Carey was a full participant.

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Lions | Wednesday injury report for Week 3

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:43:34 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah (knee), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. DT Nick Fairley (biceps), SS James Ihedigbo (neck), DE George Johnson (groin), FB Montell Owens (hamstring) and CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) all were limited in practice. FS Don Carey (hamstring) fully participated in practice. S Don Carey (hamstring) fully participated in practice.

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Lions | George Johnson works with top unit

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:22:20 -0700

Detroit Lions DE George Johnson saw some playing time with the first unit at defensive end Wednesday, July 30. Johnson has trimmed down to 263 pounds, and head coach Jim Caldwell wants to get a closer look at the naturally explosive athlete on the edge.

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Lions | George Johnson financials

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:48:48 -0700

Updating a previous item, Detroit Lions DE George Johnson gets $730,000 with no guaranteed money as part of his one-year contract. His cap number is $570,000 thanks to the minimum-salary benefit.

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Lions | George Johnson signs

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:18:45 -0700

The Detroit Lions signed free-agent DE George Johnson (Vikings) to an undisclosed deal.

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Vikings | Roster moves

Wed, 09 Oct 2013 14:42:09 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings signed free-agent DE Justin Trattou (Giants) to an undisclosed deal Wednesday, Oct. 9, and waived DE George Johnson in a corresponding move.

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Vikings | Week 4 Inactives

Sun, 29 Sep 2013 08:31:27 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have declared DL Chase Baker, CB Chris Cook, QB Christian Ponder, DL George Johnson, SS Jamarca Sanford, OG Jeff Baca, TE Rhett Ellison inactive for Week 4.

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Vikings | Week 3 Inactives

Sun, 22 Sep 2013 08:44:10 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have declared DL Chase Baker, DL George Johnson, LB Gerald Hodges, OG Jeff Baca, QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, FS Mistral Raymond, TE Rhett Ellison inactive for Week 3.

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Vikings | Week 2 Inactives

Sun, 15 Sep 2013 08:32:08 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have declared DL Chase Baker, DL George Johnson, LB Gerald Hodges, OG Jeff Baca, QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, LB Michael Mauti, FS Mistral Raymond inactive for Week 2.

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Vikings | Week 1 Inactives

Sun, 08 Sep 2013 08:48:54 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have declared DL George Johnson, LB Gerald Hodges, OG Jeff Baca, DL Kevin Williams, QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, LB Michael Mauti, FS Mistral Raymond inactive for Week 1.

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Vikings | Three competing for No. 4 DE job

Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:51:11 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DEs Lawrence Jackson, D'Aundre Reed and George Johnson have been competing for the No. 4 defensive end job during training camp.

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Vikings | Week 18 Inactives

Sat, 05 Jan 2013 15:50:57 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have declared CB Brandon Burton, QB Christian Ponder, DL D'Aundre Reed, DL George Johnson, WR Stephen Burton, OT Troy Kropog, LB Tyrone McKenzie inactive for Week 18.

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Vikings | Seven probable for Wild Card game

Fri, 04 Jan 2013 11:55:19 -0800

Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen (shoulder), CB A.J. Jefferson (ankle), DE George Johnson (quadriceps), P Chris Kluwe (knee), T Phil Loadholt (knee), S Brian Robison (shoulder) and S Harrison Smith (knee) all fully practiced and are probable for the team's Wild Card game.

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Vikings | Five players fully practice

Thu, 03 Jan 2013 11:48:19 -0800

Minnesota Vikings OT Phil Loadholt (knee), DE Jared Allen (shoulder), DE George Johnson (quadriceps), CB A.J. Jefferson (ankle) and P Chris Kluwe (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 3.

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Vikings | Five players take part in practice

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 13:45:08 -0800

Minnesota Vikings OT Phil Loadholt (knee), DE Jared Allen (shoulder), DE George Johnson (quadriceps), CB A.J. Jefferson (ankle) and P Chris Kluwe (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 2.

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Vikings | Two added to roster

Sat, 22 Dec 2012 11:36:01 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have activated CB Chris Cook (arm) from the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list. The team also signed practice squad DE George Johnson to their active roster. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Vikings | One added, one cut

Fri, 09 Nov 2012 07:47:20 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings signed DE George Johnson to the practice squad and waived DE Ernest Owusu from the practice squad.

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Buccaneers | Roster moves

Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:07:12 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers promoted DE Aaron Morgan to the active roster Thursday, Nov. 1, and waived DE George Johnson in a corresponding move.

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Buccaneers | Could make changes to defense

Mon, 24 Sep 2012 14:53:37 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could switch from a 4-3 defensive alignment to a three-man front in the coming weeks after they learned that DE Adrian Clayborn (knee) is lost for the season with a torn ligament in his right knee. DT Gerald McCoy should see an increased role starting in Week 4. DEs George Johnson and Daniel Te'o-Nesheim will also see more repetitions.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Marc Sessler

Buccaneers | Week 3 Inactives

Sun, 23 Sep 2012 08:49:52 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared CB Anthony Gaitor, WR Chris Owusu, CB E.J. Biggers, DL George Johnson, OT Jamon Meredith, CB Keith Tandy, RB Michael Smith inactive for Week 3.

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Buccaneers | Week 2 Inactives

Sun, 16 Sep 2012 08:40:59 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared CB Anthony Gaitor, OG Derek Hardman, CB E.J. Biggers, DL George Johnson, OT Jeremy Trueblood, RB Michael Smith, LB Najee Goode inactive for Week 2.

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Buccaneers | Depth adequate along defensive line

Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:49:36 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have gotten some of the bigger plays of the preseason from reserves DLs George Johnson, E.J. Wilson and LB Dekoda Watson, proving that the team has adequate depth on the defensive side of the ball.

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Buccaneers | Opportunity for Michael Bennett, George Johnson

Tue, 15 May 2012 21:13:56 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DLs Michael Bennett (ankle) and George Johnson will get a chance to fill the void left by the injury to DL Da'Quan Bowers (Achilles'). Bennett is still limited after offseason ankle surgery, and Johnson has played just four career games.

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Buccaneers | Roster moves

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 12:57:20 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed DL George Johnson (undisclosed) on the Injured Reserve Monday, Nov. 14, and re-signed DL John McCargo in a corresponding move.

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Buccaneers | Roster moves

Mon, 10 Oct 2011 13:59:26 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers promoted DL George Johnson to the active roster Monday, Oct. 10, and released TE Collin Franklin in a corresponding move. Also, the team placed S Devin Holland (back) on the Injured Reserve.

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Buccaneers | To make roster moves

Mon, 10 Oct 2011 13:43:26 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL George Johnson will be promoted from the practice squad to account for the injury to DL Gerald McCoy (ankle). TE Collin Franklin will be released to make room on the roster.

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Buccaneers | Two waived

Mon, 05 Sep 2011 14:26:58 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have waived DE George Johnson and CB D.J. Johnson.

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