George Johnson

#94 DL / Tampa Bay Buccaneers / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 265 lb Age: 28 College: Rutgers Bye 6,18,19,20,21

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  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    George Johnson will remain in rotational role with Bucs

    Buccaneers defensive end George Johnson appeared in a career-high 16 games in 2014 for the Lions, but he made no starts. He mostly was a rotational pass rusher last year, but the job seemed to suit him well, as he totaled a career-best six sacks. Bucs defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier likes how the Lions used the four-year NFL veteran and it appears likely his role won't change heading into 2015. "No question we would like to have a good rotation across the line, so when we get to the fourth quarter our best guys are on the field in those key situations," Frazier said, per the team's official website. "We don't want to put George in a situation where he has to play 80 percent of the downs nor do we want even Gerald [McCoy] to play 80-90 percent of the downs. We would like to have enough depth where when we do take guys off the field to get a blow, we don't have a big drop off."Hopefully this year we will have the depth to do that. That includes George. I think he had [about] 600 snaps a season ago, so he may end up right around that range, again, a little bit more. That will probably depend on how well the other guys are playing around him as well."

  • by Sean d'Oliveira |

    Lions trade DE George Johnson to Buccaneers for draft pick

    Rather than match the offer the sheet for defensive lineman George Johnson, the Lions agreed to trade Johnson to the Buccaneers on Wednesday, the Lions announced. Johnson was a restricted free agent and signed a three year, $9 million offer sheet with the Buccaneers last week. The Lions were previously disputing the Buccaneers offer to Johnson. Along with Johnson, the Lions also sent the seventh-round pick the team received in the Haloti Ngata trade from Baltimore. The Lions will receive a fifth-round pick from the Buccaneers in this year's draft. In 2014, Johnson produced six sacks and 29 tackles over 16 games.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Lions disputing Buccaneers' offer to DE George Johnson

    The offer sheet the Buccaneers gave to defensive end George Johnson is being disputed by the Lions, and a decision by an independent arbiter is potentially 10 days away, per Johnson signed a three-year, $9 million deal with the Bucs last week, giving the Lions until 4 p.m. Monday to match the offer. The reason for the Lions' protest is not known at this time. The five-year veteran racked up six sacks last season for the Lions.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Buccaneers add two players, wait on DE Johnson

    The Buccaneers signed two players Thursday in free-agent LB Larry Dean, formerly of the Vikings, and center Ben Gottschalk, as they wait to see if the Lions will match the three-year, $9 million offer sheet to restricted free-agent defensive lineman George Johnson, per the team's website. Dean has mosly played on special teams during his five-year career, while Gottschalk was in Chiefs training camp last season. The Lions have until Monday to match the offer on Johnson, who emerged last year to record 26 tackles and six sacks.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Bucs sign Lions DE George Johnson to 3-year offer sheet

    The Buccaneers announced Tuesday that they've signed Lions defensive end George Johnson to a three-year offer sheet, reports Johnson met with the Buccaneers on Thursday after receiving a low-round restricted free agent tender from the Lions. The Lions have five days to match the offer. Johnson, 27, had career-highs in tackles (29) and sacks (six) in 2014. Johnson spent his first three seasons with the Buccaneers before playing for the Vikings and Lions.

  • by Dave Peters |

    Report: DE George Johnson visits Buccaneers

    After receiving a low-round restricted free agent tender from the Lions, defensive end George Johnson is visiting the Buccaneers on Thursday, reports Jenna Laine of If the Buccaneers were to sign Johnson to an offer sheet, the Lions would have the opportunity to match the offer. Johnson, 27, had career-highs in tackles (29) and sacks (six) in 2014. Johnson spent his first three seasons with the Buccaneers before playing for the Vikings and Lions.

  • by Igor Mello |

    Lions tender DL George Johnson, WR Jeremy Ross

    The Lions gave restricted free agent defensive lineman George Johnson an original round tender, worth $1.54 million, for the 2015 season. The team also announced the exclusive rights tender for wide receiver Jeremy Ross on Friday, per the team's official website.

  • by Igor Mello |

    Lions GM will tender RFA George Johnson

    Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said Friday the team will tender restricted free agent George Johnson, according to ESPN. Mayhew did not go into details what level of tender Detroit planned on using on Johnson. After spending his first two seasons with Tampa Bay, Johnson worked alongside Ndamukong Suh, Ezekiel Ansah, Jason Jones and Nick Fairley in 2014. The 27-year-old finished the year with 26 tackles, six sacks and a fumble recovery.

  • by Igor Mello |

    Lions unveil final injury report for Chicago game

    The Lions ruled defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee) out and cornerback Mohammed Seisay (hamstring) questionable for Sunday's contest against the Bears. Meanwhile, safety Don Carey (ankle), wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle), defensive end George Johnson (illness), defensive tackle C.J. Mosley (not injury related), linebacker Ashlee Palmer (quad) and guard Rob Sims (illness) were labeled as probable.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Reggie Bush is listed as questionable again on Lions' injury report

    The Lions released their Week 13 injury report Wednesday, and announced they will play Thursday against the Bears without defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee) and guard Larry Warford. Running back Reggie Bush (ankle, back) is listed as questionable for a third straight week. However, he told reporters he expects to play, according to Bush also said the same thing leading up to Week 12 before sitting out. Tackle Riley Reiff (knee) is also listed as questionable, while Ezekiel Ansah (elbow), safety James Ihedigbo (knee), wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle), defensive end George Johnson (foot), cornerback Rashean Mathis (ankle) and safety Glover Quin (back) are all listed as probable.

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