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Buccaneers | Tuesday practice report

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:56:46 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Mason Foster (shoulder) and DT Gerald McCoy (hand) did not practice Tuesday, Sept. 16. C Evan Dietrich-Smith (back), DE William Gholston (shoulder), DE Michael Johnson (ankle) and OG Logan Mankins (knee) were limited, while DE Da'Quan Bowers (abdomen), OT Demar Dotson (hamstring) and S Bradley McDougald (knee) practiced in full.

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Buccaneers | Week 2 Inactives

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:54:35 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared DE Michael Johnson, OG Rishaw Johnson, RB Doug Martin, DB Rashaan Melvin, OT Kevin Pamphile, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins inactive for Week 2.

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Buccaneers | Friday injury report for Week 2

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:17:39 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Demar Dotson (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 12, and is probable for Week 2. OG Logan Mankins (knee), S Bradley McDougald (knee), DE William Gholston (shoulder) and DE Da'Quan Bowers (abdomen) all fully practiced and are questionable. DE Michael Johnson (ankle) and CB Rashaan Melvin (ankle) both did not practice and have been ruled out.

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Buccaneers | Thursday practice report

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:45:44 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Michael Johnson (ankle) and CB Rashaan Melvin did not practice Thursday, Sept. 11. OG Logan Mankins (knee), DE Adrian Clayborn (elbow) and DE William Gholston (shoulder) were limited. DE Da'Quan Bowers (abdomen) and OT Demar Dotson (hamstring) practiced in full.

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Buccaneers | Michael Johnson not practicing

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:35:51 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Michael Johnson (ankle) was not participating in the portion of practice open to the media Wednesday, Sept. 10.

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Buccaneers | Michael Johnson returns to practice

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:53:51 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Michael Johnson (knee) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 20.

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Buccaneers | Micahel Johnson to play right defensive end

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:39:50 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith assured DE Michael Johnson he will play right defensive end in Tampa.

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Buccaneers | Michael Johnson agrees

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:02:12 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed with free-agent DE Michael Johnson (Bengals) on a five-year, $43.75 million deal with $24 million guaranteed.

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Buccaneers | Front runners for Michael Johnson

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:57:01 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers plan to be active in free agency, and they are considered the front runners to sign free-agent DE Michael Johnson (Bengals).

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Vikings | Michael Johnson may go elsewhere

Sun, 09 Mar 2014 22:25:41 -0700

Although the Minnesota Vikings have expressed an interest in free-agent DE Michael Johnson (Bengals), the signing of DE Everson Griffen could put a stop to that. Sources indicate Johnson could head elsewhere, although new Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer had Johnson as a player in Cincinnati.

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Vikings | Contact Michael Johnson

Sun, 09 Mar 2014 09:09:11 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have reached out to free-agent DE Michael Johnson (Bengals) to express their interest in him.

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Buccaneers | Pushing hard for Michael Johnson

Sat, 08 Mar 2014 19:49:18 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and head coach Lovie Smith are making a hard push to sign free-agent DE Michael Johnson (Bengals).

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Eagles | Michael Johnson, Mike Neal could be options

Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:15:28 -0800

The Philadelphia Eagles could show interest in Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent DE Michael Johnson and Green Bay Packers impending free-agent LB Mike Neal as part of their search for an outside linebacker.

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Falcons | Michael Johnson might be in sights

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:42:07 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent DE Michael Johnson could be a potential target for the Atlanta Falcons. He played his college ball at Georgia Tech, and reportedly has the football intelligence that the team covets.

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Bengals | Will make every effort to sign Michael Johnson

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:02:12 -0800

The Cincinnati Bengals will make every effort to re-sign DL Michael Johnson after it appeared he might walk via free agency earlier in the offseason.

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Bengals | Michael Johnson will hit market

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:18:44 -0800

The Cincinnati Bengals will allow impending free-agent DE Michael Johnson to hit the free-agent market, because they are not expected to be able to re-sign him.

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Bengals | Michael Johnson not expected back

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:07:15 -0800

The Cincinnati Bengals likely will not be able to re-sign impending free-agent DE Michael Johnson this offseason, because he is expected to receive a more lucrative offer from another team. There is a chance the team could place the franchise tag on him for the second straight year.

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Vikings | May pursue Michael Johnson

Sat, 08 Feb 2014 08:31:32 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings could consider pursuing Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent DE Michael Johnson but it may depend on his asking price. Head coach Mike Zimmer did coach Johnson when he was with the Bengals.

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Falcons | Michael Johnson may not be option

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 10:05:12 -0800

The Atlanta Falcons may not consider Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent DE Michael Johnson as a target during free agency because he may be out of their price range.

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Falcons | Michael Johnson could be target

Sun, 26 Jan 2014 20:59:12 -0800

The Atlanta Falcons may show interest in Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent DE Michael Johnson if he becomes available in free agency.

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Bengals | Michael Johnson unlikely to get tag again

Sun, 12 Jan 2014 09:06:50 -0800

The Cincinnati Bengals likely will not place the franchise tag on impending free-agent DE Michael Johnson again because his salary cap figure for 2014 would be over $13 million.

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Bengals | Michael Johnson set to play

Sun, 13 Oct 2013 06:23:17 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals DE Michael Johnson (concussion) is expected to play in the team's Week 6 game.

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Bengals | Four questionable

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:36:18 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals LB Michael Boley (hamstring), CB Brandon Ghee (thigh), CB Leon Hall (hamstring) and DE Michael Johnson (concussion) all fully practiced Friday, Oct. 11, and are questionable for Week 6.

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Bengals | Michael Johnson misses practice

Thu, 10 Oct 2013 15:12:10 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals DE Michael Johnson (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 10.

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Bengals | Two players sit out practice

Wed, 09 Oct 2013 12:54:28 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals DE Michael Johnson (concussion) and CB Brandon Ghee (thigh) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

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Bengals | Michael Johnson's active streak ended

Sun, 06 Oct 2013 16:03:53 -0700

When Cincinnati Bengals DE Michael Johnson (concussion) was inactive in Week 5 against the New England Patriots, it ended a consecutive games played streak at 71.

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Bengals | Week 5 Inactives

Sun, 06 Oct 2013 08:32:59 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals have declared CB Brandon Ghee, CB Leon Hall, DL Michael Johnson, C Mike Pollak, RB Rex Burkhead, WR Ryan Whalen, OT Tanner Hawkinson inactive for Week 5.

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Bengals | Two questionable

Fri, 04 Oct 2013 12:55:48 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals DE Michael Johnson (concussion) and CB Dre Kirkpatrick (hamstring) are questionable for Week 5. Johnson did not practice Friday, Oct. 4, and Kirkpatrick was limited.

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Bengals | Four miss practice

Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:44:19 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (neck), CB Leon Hall (hamstring), DE Michael Johnson (concussion) and G Mike Pollak (knee) all did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 3.

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Bengals | Four miss practice

Wed, 02 Oct 2013 13:16:38 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals CB Leon Hall (hamstring), DE Michael Johnson (concussion), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (hamstring) and OG Mike Pollak (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 2.

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Bengals | Michael Johnson evaluated for concussion

Mon, 16 Sep 2013 21:26:41 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals LB Michael Johnson (concussion) was taken to the locker room during the Week 2 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday, Sept. 16, for evaluation of possible concussion. He was eventually cleared to return.

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Bengals | Six return to practice

Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:15:14 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap (concussion), OT Brandon Thompson (knee), DE Michael Johnson (undisclosed), LB Vincent Rey (knee), LB Emmanuel Lamur (hamstring) and OG Otis Hudson (ankle) all returned to practice Monday, Aug. 19.

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Bengals | Two DEs expected to sit out

Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:23:31 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals DEs Michael Johnson (undisclosed) and Carlos Dunlap (concussion) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 15, and likely will not play in the team's second preseason game.

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Bengals | Michael Johnson in final year with team

Tue, 16 Jul 2013 05:33:53 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals DE Michael Johnson is likely to walk as a free agent after the 2013 season.

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Bengals | Made offer to Michael Johnson

Mon, 15 Jul 2013 15:07:35 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals offered DE Michael Johnson a five-year contract worth around $40 million, but the two sides were not able to reach an agreement before the deadline. Johnson will make $11.2 million this season.

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Bengals | Do not sign Michael Johnson to extension

Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:08:27 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals were not able to sign DE Michael Johnson to a long-term contract extension before the deadline passed for teams to sign their franchise tag players to long-term deals.

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Bengals | Michael Johnson negotiations stalled

Wed, 10 Jul 2013 16:08:45 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals haven't made progress in negotiations with franchised free-agent DE Michael Johnson.

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Bengals | Michael Johnson not worrying about contract

Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:05:30 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals DE Michael Johnson said he is not worrying about his contract situation and is concentrating about his play this season. "I'm the right defensive end and I'll play in every game and do my best for the team. I can't worry about that and prepare myself day in and day out. There is no ill will on either side, it's a business. They have to make these moves much like players have to do the same thing. I have to go out and perform. The bottom line is to help the team win," Johnson said.

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Bengals | Deal with Michael appears unlikely

Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:15:28 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals appear unlikely to sign DE Michael Johnson to a long-term contract before the July 15 deadline. The team placed the franchise tag on Johnson this offseason.

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Bengals | Extension unlikely for Michael Johnson?

Sun, 26 May 2013 16:02:38 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals and DL Michael Johnson have until July 15 to reach an agreement on a long-term contract or Johnson will play on the one-year franchise tag, worth $11.175 million. The Bengals have not signed a player to an extension in the season they have tagged him since former RB Rudi Johnson's deal back in 2005.

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Bengals | Michael Johnson working on flexibility

Wed, 15 May 2013 17:04:10 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals DL Michael Johnson, the team's franchise player, isn't worried about contract years. He said Wednesday, May 15, that he is focused on getting ready for the season, and all of the contract stuff will take care of itself. After bulking up last season, this offseason he has worked on movement and flexibility. "I'm still doing the same stuff, but this year I'm working on more flexibility. Staying loose and being mobile for as many weeks as we play," Johnson said. He has worked with DL Robert Geathers doing some yoga, and took a yoga class at Georgia Tech while working toward his business administration degree this summer.

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Bengals | Michael Johnson signs franchise tender

Fri, 15 Mar 2013 09:06:07 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals DE Michael Johnson signed his franchise tender Friday, Mar. 15.

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Bengals | Michael Johnson franchise tag details

Fri, 01 Mar 2013 13:30:22 -0800

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals franchise free-agent DE Michael Johnson would get a one-year, $11.175 million contract if he signs his franchise tag tender.

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Bengals | Will continue to work on deal with Michael Johnson

Fri, 01 Mar 2013 11:58:35 -0800

Rick Smith, agent for Cincinnati Bengals franchise free-agent DE Michael Johnson, said the two sides will continue to work on a long-term deal for Johnson even though the team placed the franchise tag on him. Head coach Marvin Lewis said the team wants to sign Johnson to a long-term deal.

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Bengals | Michael Johnson receives franchise tag

Fri, 01 Mar 2013 11:03:11 -0800

The Cincinnati Bengals have placed their franchise tag on impending free-agent DE Michael Johnson.

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Bengals | Will place tag on Michael Johnson

Fri, 01 Mar 2013 10:05:14 -0800

The Cincinnati Bengals are planning to place their franchise tag on impending free-agent DE Michael Johnson.

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Bengals | No progress with Michael Johnson

Wed, 20 Feb 2013 10:10:35 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said the team hasn't decided on whether to use the franchise tag. Impending free-agent DE Michael Johnson is the likely candidate to receive the tag, as there has been little traction in contract talks.

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Lions | No franchise tag plans

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:09:43 -0800

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew once again reiterated that he has no plans to use the franchise tag on any of the team's players this offseason. Last year, the team placed the tag on DE Cliff Avril, but they would have to spend $12.7 million if they wanted to tag him again this season. S Louis Delmas (knees) would have been a candidate for the tag had he not injured both of his knees in the last two years. Detroit wants to re-sign Delmas, but to a short-term deal for less than the $6.8 million tag for safeties. The pool of free-agent safeties may be thin this year because of the cheap price to franchise them, and the Lions need to sign two safeties this offseason, which could drive up Delmas' price on the open market. DE Michael Johnson is a candidate for the franchise tag, too.

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Bengals | Michael Johnson expected to receive tag

Mon, 18 Feb 2013 07:03:06 -0800

The Cincinnati Bengals are expected to use the franchise tag on impending free-agent DE Michael Johnson.

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Bengals | Michael Johnson hopes to return

Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:10:17 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent DE Michael Johnson said he hopes to re-sign with the Bengals this offseason because he likes the direction the team is going. "We've got a good thing going. We've got to continue to improve, make some more strides and make even more noise. We've done a little bit but there's a lot more left to do. We've got a great group of young guys and I'm a part of that, and I look forward to continuing to be a part of that for many years to come," Johnson said. He said he would prefer a long-term contract over the franchise tag but understands that is not his decision.

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