Free agent defensive end
Johnson spent the first five years of his career with the Bengals before leaving for the Bucs, last season. He had four sacks and two forced fumbles last year.
Johnson also considered the Vikings. "(Cincinnati) is my home. I feel like outside of Selma, this is my home," he told Chris Tomasson of the St Paul Pioneer Press.
"Our entire organization is just ecstatic about getting Mike back," said Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, according to ESPN's Coley Harvey.
Johnson, who was released by the Buccaneers on Wednesday, had a "very good" visit the
Released by the Buccaneers on Wednesday, defensive end
Johnson, 28, had four sacks and two forced fumbles to go with 27 tackles in 14 games last season.
Johnson was considered one of the top free agents of last year's class. With the move, Tampa Bay will remain on the hook for $7 million of his guaranteed money, but will avoid an additional $7 million from becoming guaranteed.
Johnson, 28, started 13 of 14 games played for the Buccaneers. He finished 2014 with 20 tackles and four sacks.
Other probables suiting up are wideout
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