CJ Laboy, the agent for LB James-Michael Johnson, announced via his Twitter account that his client has been claimed off of waivers by the Buccaneers.
— CJ LaBoy (@CJLaBoy) September 6, 2015
Johnson, 26, is a former fourth-round pick of the Browns back in 2012. He spent one year in Cleveland before he was cut and later claimed off of waivers by the Chiefs. Since then, Johnson has played for the Buccaneers and the Bengals before returning to the Chiefs.
He has one year remaining on his four-year, $2.52 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $660,000 for the 2015 season.
In 2014, Johnson appeared in all 16 games for the Chiefs and recorded 51 tackles, a forced fumble and a pass defense.