Johnson signed his exclusive rights tender prior to the start of offseason workouts Monday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
The undrafted free agent played in 15 games during the 2018 season, logging four starts. Johnson acquitted himself well over that span, posting 48 tackles (40 solo), two passes defensed, one interception and one fumble recovery. In addition to serving as valuable depth in the secondary, Johnson also played extensively on special teams. Looking ahead to 2019, Johnson will look to reprise both roles under new coordinators Todd Bowles and Keith Armstrong, respectively.
Johnson spent his first two years in the league unable to maintain a consistent role with a team, but he was on the active roster for all 16 games in 2018, recording 48 tackles and an interception. His contract tender basically guarantees he'll be with the Buccaneers in 2019, and he'll likely stick in a similar reserve role since Justin Evans and Jordan Whitehead are still under contract.
Johnson suffered a shoulder injury during Sunday's 34-32 loss to the Falcons.
It has not yet been reported whether Johnson was able to return to Sunday's season finale. The 26-year-old spent the 2018 season as a key rotational piece in Tampa Bay's secondary, and ends the year with 48 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery.
Johnson (concussion) is active for Sunday's Week 15 tilt against the Ravens, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
Johnson was able to clear the league-mandated protocol and will provide valuable depth at strong safety behind starter Andrew Adams against Baltimore on Sunday.
Johnson (concussion) is questionable for Sunday's game at Baltimore, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Johnson suffered the concussion Week 13 against the Panthers and was unable to play last week against the Saints. The 26-year-old was able to practice fully Friday but as the questionable tag indicates he has yet to fully clear the concussion protocol.
|2016||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||4||4||4.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||48||40.0||8||0||1||6||6.0||6||0||2|
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|2017||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||4||0||0||0||0||1||7||1||1|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|