George Johnson (American football)

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George Johnson
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Johnson with the Detroit Lions in 2014
No. 94 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-12-11) December 11, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth: Glassboro, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school: Glassboro (NJ)
College: Rutgers
Undrafted: 2010
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2015
Total tackles: 59
Sacks: 6.0
Forced fumbles: 2
Pass deflections: 1
Player stats at

George Johnson (born December 12, 1987) is an American football defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Rutgers. He has also played for the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions.

Professional career[edit]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Johnson was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent on May 3, 2010. The Buccaneers released him on August 10, 2010 but signed him two weeks later. On September 5, 2010, Tampa Bay signed him to their practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on December 14, but didn't play in a game that season.

Detroit Lions[edit]

In the first game of the 2014 season against the New York Giants, he recorded 1.5 sacks.[1]

Second stint with Buccaneers[edit]

After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers resigned Johnson to an offer sheet of three years, $9 million, the Detroit Lions disputed the sheet, sending it to arbitration.[2] On April 15, 2015, the Detroit Lions traded Johnson and a seventh-round pick to the Buccaneers in exchange for a fifth-round pick.[3][4]


  1. ^ Meinke, Kyle (September 8, 2014). "Lions 35, Giants 14: Matthew Stafford leads Detroit to romp on Monday Night Football". MLive. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ Orr, Conor (April 13, 2015). "Lions contest Bucs' offer sheet for DE George Johnson". National Football League. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ Patra, Kevin (April 15, 2015). "Lions trade George Johnson to Buccaneers". National Football League. Retrieved April 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ Birkett, Dave (April 15, 2015). "Lions trade DE George Johnson to Buccaneers". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved April 15, 2015. 

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