Michael Johnson

Deadline Monday Roundup: NFL Players to Play Under 2013 Franchise Tags

by Debbie Baratz • July 16, 2013

On Monday, with most NFL players enjoying one of their last full weeks of vacation before training camp, some were not resting too easily as they awaited the 4 p.m. deadline to either reach a contract agreement with their teams or play under the franchise tag for the 2013 season. At the 11th hour on […]


Tag, You’re It: Bengals Hit DE Michael Johnson, Bill’s Jarius Byrd Grabbed; Jets Sign AFL Players

by Debbie Baratz • March 1, 2013

Bengals tag DE Michael Johnson On Friday, the Cincinnati Bengals tagged top defensive end Michael Johnson right before Monday’s deadline. Sans a new long-term contract, Johnson will have a $11.1 million payday this year. A four-season veteran, the Bengal selected Johnson as a third-rounder from Georgia Tech in 2009. Last season he had 11½ sacks […]