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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 15:12:10 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals DE Michael Johnson (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 10.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 16:08:45 -0700
The Cincinnati Bengals haven't made progress in negotiations with franchised free-agent DE Michael Johnson.
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.
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.
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.
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.