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DE Michael Johnson - Cincinnati Bengals

6-7, 266Born: 2-7-1987College: Georgia TechDrafted: Round 3

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Summary

Johnson had the best year of his career with Cincinnati in 2012. that season he totaled 36 solo tackles 17 assists and 11.5 sacks. In 2013 his sack total slumped to only 4 but Johnson was still effective forcing 3 turnovers and knocking down 10 passes. He signed with Tampa Bay last year and was released after a dismal season. Johnson has reached double digit sacks just once in his six year career and he may not get there is 2015, but he is a strong run defender on the edge and is a good fit in the Bengals scheme. Look for a strong bounce back from him in 2015. (May 23)

FBG Staff Rankings

DE Redraft - 29, 26, 28, 30, 30, 30, 36
DE Dynasty - 27, 17, 30, 30, 41

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2012 CIN 16 36 17 11.5 0 1 1 2 0
2013 CIN 15 35 21 4 2 0 1 10 0
2014 TB 14 20 7 4 2 0 0 0 0
2015 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 32 * * * * * * *
2015 PROJ-Norton 16 34 * * * * * * *

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Cincinnati Bengals Team Links

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Footballguys Articles

Reading the Defense: Defensive Free Agency Running Blog
  Jene Bramel - March 12
Reading the Defense: Defensive Line Tiers [Post Free Agency]
  Jene Bramel - March 26
Eyes of the Guru Preseason, Part 4: AFC North
  John Norton - July 16
Reading the Defense: What's Vexing You Q&A?
  Jene Bramel - July 22
Reading the Defense: Defensive Line Tiers [Early July Update]
  Jene Bramel - July 5
Eyes of the Guru Preseason, Part 1: NFC South
  John Norton - June 27

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  Mike Woellert - June 4
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  Kevin Kumpf - June 1
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  Nick Mensio - May 27
IDP - DL Tiers 2015
  Bee Salamat - May 18

2015 Schedule

1@ Oakland Raiders
2vs San Diego Chargers
3@ Baltimore Ravens
4vs Kansas City Chiefs
5vs Seattle Seahawks
6@ Buffalo Bills
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8@ Pittsburgh Steelers
9vs Cleveland Browns
10vs Houston Texans
11@ Arizona Cardinals
12vs St. Louis Rams
13@ Cleveland Browns
14vs Pittsburgh Steelers
15@ San Francisco 49ers
16@ Denver Broncos
17vs Baltimore Ravens