BY: John Mamola
According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and free agent DE Michael Johnson have agreed to a five year contract and is expected to become official later today.
More specifics: Sources: DE Michael Johnson has agreed to a 5-year, $43.75M deal with 24M guaranteed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 11, 2014
Michael Johnson's deal with the Bucs can't be announced until 4pm. or after today, though both sides have an understanding.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 11, 2014
This agreement has been confirmed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Johnson is one of the most desired pass rushers in free agency as the Bengals, Bears, Vikings and Buccaneers are are rumored to be interested in signing the 27 year old defensive end.
In five seasons with the Bengals Johnson racked up 26.5 sacks, with 11.5 of those coming in 2012. Johnson was still effective last season even though his sack total dipped down to 3.5 in 2013.