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April 11, 2020 02:12 PM
Tom Johnson: Officially announces retirement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson has officially retired from the NFL after declining to play under a minimum salary, per Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Johnson ends his career with 186 total tackles, 25.5 sacks and 87 hits on the quarterback. Though not necessarily a threat on the field, Johnson was an underrated run stuffer who was able to cause havoc in the backfield. The defensive tackle played one game with Seattle before being cut in 2018, not playing in the 2019 season.

November 5, 2018 03:16 PM
Vikings' Tom Johnson: Has 2.5 sacks Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 3, 2018 08:16 PM
Vikings' Tom Johnson: Practices fully Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 28, 2018 10:04 AM
Vikings' Tom Johnson: Won't play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (ankle) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Rams.

Johnson's status is no surprise, considering that the lineman was unable to practice in full prior to Thursday. The reserve defensive tackle will work to get healthy in time for Week 5's matchup.

September 27, 2018 08:04 PM
Vikings' Tom Johnson: Wears questionable tag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 25, 2018 10:00 PM
Vikings' Tom Johnson: Limited Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson was limited in Tuesday's practice with an ankle injury.

Johnson -- who signed with the Vikings on Sept. 18 -- seemingly injured his ankle during Sunday's contest against the Bills. It remains to be seen if he'll be ready to go Thursday night, though the fact he participated in practice in a limited capacity is at least somewhat encouraging for his status. The 34-year-old posted two tackles in Week 3.

September 25, 2018 09:40 PM
Vikings' Tom Johnson: Two tackles in Minnesota debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 19, 2018 08:16 PM
Vikings' Tom Johnson: Lands in Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Vikings on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

Johnson was released by the Seahawks last week, who had 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.

September 15, 2018 03:28 PM
Tom Johnson: Let go by Seattle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson will be released by the Seahawks on Saturday, Tom Pelissero reports.

Johnson's release is a surprising move by Seattle, given that the veteran defensive tackle's salary is already guaranteed. The Seahawks simply need the roster spot due to a slew of injuries, with Doug Baldwin (knee), D.J. Fulker (hamstring) and Shaquill Griffin (thigh) among players unlikely to suit up for Monday Night Football. It's likely that Seattle will re-sign Johnson later in the season, but another team conceivably could lure away the defensive tackle, who is now a free agent.

March 23, 2018 11:48 AM
Seahawks' Tom Johnson: Signs contract with Seattle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson signed a one-year, $2.7 million contract with the Seahawks on Friday, Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network reports.

Seattle is known to be in the market for defensive linemen and so far it seems the team is looking to save money at the position. Johnson comes over from Minnesota after making 62 regular-season starts for the Vikings over the past four seasons, racking up 107 tackles and 16 sacks in the process. He doesn't have a lot of competition for a starting spot as the Seahawks' roster currently stands considering only Jarran Reed and Nazair Jones (ankle) are the only other defensive tackles under contract for 2018.

January 26, 2018 12:04 AM
Vikings' Tom Johnson: Racks up 32 tackles in 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson recorded 32 combined tackles and two sacks during the 2017 season.

Johnson started at defensive tackle for the Vikings, clogging up holes and contributing to a Minnesota run defense that ranked second in the NFL. The veteran nearly doubled his tackle output from 2016 and did not miss any games due to injury. The 33-year-old will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason and should find a role as a run-stopper somewhere if he wishes.

September 12, 2017 03:24 PM
Vikings' Tom Johnson: Plays 45 snaps in Monday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson had just one tackle in Monday's win over the Saints. He played 45 of 62 snaps on defense.

Johnson played more snaps then all but two games last year, which shows he's back to full strength after missing the last two games of last season due to a hamstring injury. His value is in stuffing the run, which doesn't translate to fantasy value in most leagues.

December 20, 2016 09:55 PM
Vikings' Tom Johnson: Won't require surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (hamstring) will not require surgery on his hamstring tear, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Johnson was placed on injured reserve Monday, but it doesn't sound as if Johnson's injury is severe. He'll be back to full health in four to six weeks and won't be at all limited with the injury come spring practices.

December 20, 2016 02:05 PM
Vikings' Tom Johnson: Placed on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (hamstring) has been placed on injured reserve, Matt Vensel of the Star Tribune reports.

Johnson went down with a hamstring injury in Sunday's loss to the Colts that ended up being a tear. The veteran recorded 17 tackles, two sacks and an interception this season.

December 18, 2016 05:05 PM
Vikings' Tom Johnson: Forced from Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson was forced from Sunday's game due to a hamstring injury and was unable to return.

Johnson had one tackle before exiting. The nose tackle's absence will hurt the Vikings depth along their defensive line.

November 6, 2016 01:17 PM
Vikings' Tom Johnson: Ready for Week 9
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (concussion) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Johnson was a limited participant in practice heading into the weekend, which left his status up in the air, but he'll be in the Week 9 lineup as Shamar Stephen's backup at defensive tackle.

November 4, 2016 05:29 PM
Vikings' Tom Johnson: Questionable to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (concussion) is questionable to play Sunday against the Lions.

Johnson was back at practice as a limited participant Thursday and Friday after sitting out on Wednesday. Look for his status to be confirmed prior to kickoff.

November 3, 2016 04:55 PM
Vikings' Tom Johnson: Limited in practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (concussion) was limited in practice Thursday.

Johnson went from a non-participant on Wednesday to limited on Thursday, an optimistic sign for Vikings' fans. Look for more updates to come as kickoff approaches, with starting defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd expect to see increased reps should Johnson be ruled out.

November 2, 2016 09:43 PM
Vikings' Tom Johnson: Non-participant at Wednesday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson did not practice Wednesday due to a concussion.

Johnson will look to return later in the week. If he is unable to go this Sunday, starting defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd will likely take on an even larger role than normal.

September 27, 2016 02:44 PM
Vikings' Tom Johnson: Has interception in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson had two tackles and an interception in Sunday's win at Carolina.

Johnson continues to make plays on the defense line as he has a sack and an interception. He has just four tackles in three games, so his fantasy value will mostly come from big plays.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/288
Birthdate:
08/30/1984
Age:
37
Hometown:
Moss Point, MS, USA
School:
Southern Miss
NFL Experience:
9
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