George Johnson

DL / Detroit Lions / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None Bye 7

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  • George Johnson: Cut loose by Lions
    By RotoWire Staff

    The Lions released Johnson on Wednesday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports. Johnson signed with the Lions less than a day ago, but the team decided to let him go after being awarded ex-Broncos defensive end Kasim Edebali off waivers.

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  • Lions' George Johnson: Returns to Detroit
    By RotoWire Staff

    Johnson signed a contract Tuesday with the Lions. Johnson appeared in four games with the Lions earlier this season before being cut loose prior to the team's bye week. In order to re-sign Johnson, the Lions waived fellow defensive end Jacquies Smith. In his earlier stint with Detroit, Johnson averaged just over 20 defensive snaps per contest, recording two tackles in the process.

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  • George Johnson: Departs from Detroit
    By RotoWire Staff

    Johnson was released by the Lions on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Johnson had played a fair amount on the Lions' defensive front, logging 81 snaps over four games. Still, the Lions opted to bring in veteran Jacquies Smith instead, leaving no room at the inn for Johnson.

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  • George Johnson: Released by Bucs
    By RotoWire Staff

    Johnson was released Friday by the Buccaneers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. It was George's second stint with the team, but after failing to record a single sack in each of his last two seasons, he was simply a depth option on the defensive line. He'll now likely start the regular season on the free-agent market.

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  • Buccaneers' George Johnson: Placed on IR
    By RotoWire Staff

    Johnson has been placed on IR after injuring his hip in Thursday's practice. Johnson played in 11 games for Tampa Bay last year, recording 23 tackles in two forced fumbles while seeing the field for 39.4 percent of the teams defensive snaps. It's unclear what exactly his hip injury is at this point, but it was enough for the team to officially end his season just a day after the injury. With him out, look for Cliff Matthews and Jacquies Smith to see some extra reps with the second unit.

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