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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.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 09:06:07 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals DE Michael Johnson signed his franchise tender Friday, Mar. 15.
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.
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.
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 11:03:11 -0800
The Cincinnati Bengals have placed their franchise tag on impending free-agent DE 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:45:34 -0800
The Cincinnati Bengals are believed to see re-signing impending free-agent DEs Michael Johnson and Robert Geathers as their top priorities this offseason.
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:50:37 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent DE Michael Johnson and OT Andre Smith are candidates for the franchise tag if the team is not able to sign them to new contracts before free agency.
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 09:35:44 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals DE Michael Johnson is the favorite to receive the franchise tag this offseason if he can't reach a deal before March.
Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:40:26 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals DE Michael Johnson (toe) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 12, and is listed as questionable for Week 15.
Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:58:07 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals DL Michael Johnson (foot, toe) hurt his foot in the first half of the Week 14 game against the Dallas Cowboys, but played through the injury and ended up being on the field for 54 of his team's 72 defensive snaps. Johnson's injury was described Tuesday, Dec. 11, as a "great toe" injury, and he was wearing a boot when speaking with reporters. Johnson has not missed a game in his career with 61 straight games.
Tue, 11 Dec 2012 12:29:21 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals DE Michael Johnson (toe), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (head), PK Mike Nugent (calf) and RB Cedric Peerman (ankle) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 11.
Sun, 09 Dec 2012 12:52:25 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals DE Michael Johnson (foot) returned to the team's Week 14 game after missing some time with a foot injury.
Fri, 07 Dec 2012 12:33:49 -0800
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (groin), LB James-Michael Johnson (finger), DB Dimitri Patterson (ankle), DE Frostee Rucker (shoulder, finger), DB Ray Ventrone (calf) and DB Usama Young (head) practiced Friday, Dec. 7, and WR Travis Benjamin (finger), WR Joshua Cribbs (shoulder, chest) and OL Ryan Miller (forearm) were limited. All are probable for Week 14.
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 14:06:59 -0700
Cleveland Browns DB Johnson Bademosi (hip), DB Tashaun Gipson (knee), LB James-Michael Johnson (knee, groin), OL Shawn Lauvao (groin), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring), RB Chris Ogbonnaya (chest, ribs), DL Frostee Rucker (shoulder, toe), DL John Hughes (arm), OL Jarrod Shaw (illness) and LS Christian Yount (shoulder) all fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 1.
Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:55:34 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap (knee), DE Michael Johnson (foot), S Reggie Nelson (shoulder) and OT Andrew Whitworth (knee) are probable for Week 4. Johnson was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 28, while the others practiced in full.
Thu, 27 Sep 2012 14:53:58 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap (knee), DE Michael Johnson (foot), RB Bernard Scott (ankle) and T Andrew Whitworth (knee) were all limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 27.
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 07:59:04 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals DE Michael Johnson was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 3.
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:48:04 -0700
Cleveland Browns TE E. Alex Smith (head) and LB James-Michael Johnson (ribs, oblique) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 20.
Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:34:25 -0700
Cleveland Browns LB James-Michael Johnson (ribs,oblique) and S Ray Ventrone (hand) both did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 13.
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 14:35:56 -0700
Cleveland Browns OL Oniel Cousins (ankle), OL John Greco (calf) and LB James-Michael Johnson (ribs, oblique) all missed practice Wednesday, Sept. 5.
Wed, 06 Jun 2012 09:22:05 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB Dan Herron (foot), DE Michael Johnson (undisclosed) and DT Devon Still (undisclosed) and CBs Nate Clements (abdomen), Adam Jones (undisclosed) and CB Leon Hall (Achilles) are being held out of organized team activities Wednesday, June 6.
Fri, 13 Apr 2012 14:11:06 -0700
The Cincinnati Bengals are expected to cut down on DE Michael Johnson's snap count this season because they believe he go worn out near the end of the last season. Johnson played close to 70 percent of the defensive snaps in 2011.
Wed, 30 Nov 2011 18:01:28 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals DL Frostee Rucker has moved past DL Michael Johnson on the team's depth chart.
Fri, 25 Nov 2011 11:16:58 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals DE Michael Johnson (shoulder), DT Domata Peko (foot), LBs Dontay Moch (undisclosed) and Vincent Rey (hamstring) and CB Adam Jones (groin) are listed as probable for Week 12. Moch did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 25, while the other four were limited during practice.
Thu, 24 Nov 2011 12:03:07 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals OT Andrew Whitworth (thigh) and DE Michael Johnson (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 24.
Wed, 23 Nov 2011 13:54:13 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals TE Donald Lee (foot), OT Andrew Whitworth (thigh), DE Michael Johnson (shoulder) and CB Adam Jones (groin) were limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 23.
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 13:33:37 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals DL Carlos Dunlap (hamstring), DL Michael Johnson (undisclosed), CB Adam Jones (groin), RB Brian Leonard (knee), DL Frostee Rucker (knee) and S Gibril Wilson (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 17.
Sat, 29 Oct 2011 18:06:57 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals DL Michael Johnson has emerged as a useful player for the surprising Bengals defense, doing a solid job stuffing the run and rushing the quarterback. He leads the line playing about 70 percent of the snaps, and he has posted 2 1/2 sacks, one interception, three passes defensed, and five QB hurries.
Fri, 16 Sep 2011 12:15:45 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals OT Andrew Whitworth (knee), DEs Michael Johnson (groin) and Frostee Rucker (illness) and CB Kelly Jennings (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 16, and are listed as probable for Week 2.
Thu, 15 Sep 2011 13:21:54 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals OG Otis Hudson (knee), OT Andrew Whitworth (knee) and DE Michael Johnson (groin) were limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 15.
Wed, 14 Sep 2011 15:03:21 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals OG Otis Hudson (knee), OT Andrew Whitworth (knee) and DEs Michael Johnson (groin) and Frostee Rucker (illness) were limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Tue, 26 Jul 2011 21:19:04 -0700
The New York Giants have the following unrestricted free agents to consider re-signing for the 2011 season: LB Chase Blackburn, OG Kevin Boothe, TE Kevin Boss, RB Ahmad Bradshaw, LB Keith Bulluck, WR Michael Clayton, DT Barry Cofield, S Deon Grant, WR Derek Hagan, DB Michael Johnson, DE Mathias Kiwanuka, WR Steve E. Smith, QB Jim Sorgi, DE Dave Tollefson and LB Gerris Wilkinson.
Fri, 01 Oct 2010 16:24:05 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals DE Antwan Odom (wrist) participated in practice Friday, Oct. 1, reports The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy. He is listed as questionable for Week 4. His status for the game may depend on if the weather is bad at game time. If he does not play, LB Michael Johnson will take his place.
Mon, 30 Aug 2010 11:41:55 -0700
New York Giants WR Ramses Barden (back), TE Travis Beckum (neck), RB Danny Ware (concussion), SS Michael Johnson (back), DL Chris Canty (groin) and DE Jason Pierre-Paul (groin) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 30, reports Ohm Youngmisuk, of ESPNNewYork.com.
Sun, 08 Aug 2010 18:16:10 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals LB Michael Johnson had two sacks during the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 8, reports The Associated Press.
Sun, 25 Jul 2010 08:06:21 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals LB Michael Johnson could see some time as a down lineman in third-down situations, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer. He has the size and speed necessary at outside linebacker and could be a force on third downs.
Wed, 12 May 2010 09:11:28 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs have announced they have released LB Michael Johnson.
Sun, 25 Apr 2010 10:37:51 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs announced they have signed undrafted rookie free-agents DL Garrett Brown (Minnesota), LB Justin Cole (San Jose State), OL Tyler Eastman (Maine), WR Rich Gunnell (Boston College), LB Michael Johnson (North Alabama), RB Tervaris Johnson (Miami, Fla.), OL Nick Landry (Tulane) and OL Andrew Lewis (Oklahoma State).