Johnson had five total tackles, 2.5 sacks and four QB hits in Sunday's win at Detroit.
Johnson hadn't recorded a sack before Sunday, but it looks like Minnesota's pass rush is finally clicking with Everson Griffen (1.5 sacks) back to his prior form in his second game back from taking time off for mental health issues. Johnson played 31 of the defense's 71 snaps as he's among a rotation at defensive tackle.
Johnson (ankle) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.
Johnson was a limited participant last week and was inactive for last Thursday's loss to the Rams with the ankle issue. The 34-year-old should return to his rotational role on the Vikings defensive line for Sunday's game at Philadelphia.
Johnson (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice and is questionable for Thursday's game against the Rams, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.
Johnson, who re-signed with the Vikings after the Seahawks released him before Week 2, worked in a reserve role in Week 3 against the Bills and recorded two tackles. With the same usage expected against the Rams on Thursday, Johnson shouldn't be considered in IDP settings.
Johnson had a tackle for a loss and two total tackles in Sunday's loss to Buffalo.
Johnson played 22 snaps on defense just a few days after rejoining Minnesota. His playing time off the bench could increase later in the season.
Johnson was released by the Seahawks last week, who hoped to re-sign him. Minnesota swooped in and claimed Johnson, adding the veteran defensive tackle to an already-sturdy front seven. Johnson will serve as a backup to Linval Joseph, and could earn a rotational defensive role after learning the Vikings' playbook.
|2011||New Orleans Saints||13||15||11.0||4||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||15||28||18.0||10||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||12||12||6.0||6||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2011||New Orleans Saints||13||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||12||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|