Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson was acquitted of all counts stemming from an October arrest at a restaurant, 1500ESPN.com reports. Johnson, who was charged with three misdemeanor counts, re-signed with the Vikings as a free agent in March to a three-year, $7 million deal.
The Vikings were able to re-sign defensive tackle Tom Johnson on Sunday to a new contract, reports USA Today. Scheduled to be a free agent if he hit the market on Tuesday, the Vikings locked Johnson up to a three-year, $7 million deal with around $3 million in guaranteed money. Johnson totaled 22 tackles and 6 1/2 sacks for the Vikings in 2014.
Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson and guard Joe Berger are looking for significant raises after playing last season on one-year minimum deals, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Johnson ranked second on the team with 6.5 sacks. Berger began the year as a backup and ended up starting nine games. Both are headed for unrestricted free agency.
The Vikings are expected to sign former Saints defensive lineman Tom Johnson on Thursday, reports ESPN. The deal is expected to be for one-year and $845,000 but could pay him up to another $600,000 in incentives. Johnson, who played defensive end in the Saints' 3-4 scheme, had interest from the Cowboys, Bears, Dolphins and Seahawks in addition to the Vikings.
The Saints will not tender a qualifying offer to restricted free agent defensive lineman Tom Johnson, according to USA TODAY. Johnson appeared in 40 games for the Saints over three seasons, totaling 55 tackles and 5.0 sacks. The 29-year-old will now become an unrestricted free agent.