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Free Agent DE Michael Johnson Visiting With Bengals On Saturday

Ben Goessling reports that free agent DE Michael Johnson will be visiting with the Bengals on Saturday.

  • According to Goessling, it sounds like it’s likely down to the Bengals and Vikings for Johnson.
  • Johnson’s Friday meeting with the Vikings reportedly “went well.”
  • Goessling adds that he would be surprised if Johnson gets a deal gets done before leaving Minnesota, as he has strong attachments both the Vikings and Bengals.

The Buccaneers officially released Johnson on Wednesday just one year after signing him to a five-year, $43.875 million deal with $23 million guaranteed.

Johnson becomes of the best available pass-rushers in free agency following his release and there are already reports of who could be interested in him.

Johnson, 27, recorded 27 tackles, four sacks and two forced fumbles over the course of 14 games for the Buccaneers. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 53 defensive end in a 4-3 system out of 59 qualifying players.

We’ll have more regarding Johnson and teams that could be interested as the news is available.

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