george johnson Betting News
Tampa Bay hopes to benefit from the long-awaited return of dynamic TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins but will be without its two top pass-rushers, Gerald McCoy and Jacquies Smith.
A year later, he seems to be a few pounds closer to providing a return on that investment.
Heading into this offseason, one of the most obvious needs for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was to add an impact defensive end who could help improve one of the league's more lackluster pass rushes. But after being burned by high-priced free agent Michael Johnson last year, Tampa Bay shied away from spending big money on another top name in free agency this year, despite having quite a few attractive
Fourth-year DE George Johnson may see more snaps with the Bucs in 2015 than he got in his breakout season with Detroit, but he'll still benefit from a committee approach to getting to the QB.
Head Coach Lovie Smith and General Manager Jason Licht spoke to the media on Monday.
George Johnson turned himself into a trimmer, more agile rusher during his time away from Tampa, and now he returns with less weight on his mind, too, thanks to the Bucs' obvious belief in him.
As the faux George Steinbrenner in Seinfeld found out, adding a George to your roster doesn’t magically fix all of your problems. Earlier this week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers addressed their need for help at defensive end by trading for George Johnson, avoiding a potential contract dispute with the Detroit Lions and the restricted free agent, who had signed a three-year offer sheet with
This week's mailbag centers around the defensive line, both in terms of a recent addition and a hypothetical draft scenario
Tampa Bay is still armed with eight picks in the 2015 NFL Draft, but the George Johnson trade did shake up the order of its five Day Three selections.
The Lions shook down Tampa Bay for a fifth-round pick as Johnson was walking out the door, and their front office deserves credit for pulling it off.
In a swap of draft picks, the Lions were able to move up 63 spots as part of the trade that sent defensive end George Johnson to the Bucs.
After Tampa Bay's attempt to sign former Lions DE George Johnson as a restricted free agent ran into complications, the Bucs instead used a trade of late-round picks to acquire the pass-rusher.
Get to know the recently-signed defensive end.
Unwilling to pay even an insignificant sum for a potential one-hit wonder, the Detroit Lions still managed to pry away some level of compensation in the conclusion with defensive end George Johnson. According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Lions agreed to a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that will send Johnson to the Bucs in exchange for a swapping of late-round draft picks.
Sources: Lions agree to ship DE Johnson to Bucs
The Detroit Lions have decided to trade George Johnson to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rather than try to meet the terms of their offer sheet, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The teams will swap late-round picks to complete the deal.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reportedly reached an agreement with the Detroit Lions on a trade to acquire defensive lineman George Johnson in a deal that also includes draft picks. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times broke the news: He also noted it was still pending league approval: Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune confirmed the report. Johnson started his career with the Bucs after
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to a trade with the Detroit Lions for restricted free agent defensive end George Johnson. The Lions had contested the Bucs' offer. That arbitration now becomes moot.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded with the Detroit Lions for restricted free agent defensive end George Johnson. The Lions had contested the Bucs' offer. That arbitration now becomes moot.
The Detroit Lions might be enjoying their greatest stretch of stability since the Internet was just a gleam in Al Gore's eye. Most of the starting lineup has been settled for weeks, and plenty of starters will look familiar come Week 1. But not every gap in the lineup has been filled. And not every player who currently has the top spot on the depth chart would necessarily hold off a hard-charging
Person with knowledge of situation to AP: Lions dispute Bucs' offer sheet to DE George Johnson
DETROIT (AP) - A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Detroit Lions have disputed Tampa Bay's offer sheet to restricted free agent defensive end George Johnson. The person confirmed Detroit's objection on condition of anonymity Monday because the NFL is not commenting on the ...
The Detroit Lions are disputing Tampa Bay's offer sheet for defensive end George Johnson. The case is now headed to an independent arbitrator, and a ruling is expected in the next 10 days.
The Lions have contested the Buccaneers' offer sheet for George Johnson. The club had until Monday to match the Bucs' three-year deal. Is a return to Detroit imminent for Johnson?
Tampa Bay has signed LB Larry Dean, a special teams ace, and young C Ben Gottschalk and is also waiting to see if the Detroit Lions will match its offer to RFA DE George Johnson.
Detroit Lions face tough decision on whether to match Buccaneers' $9 million offer to George Johnson
Detroit tendered Johnson at the original round level, which means it will not be compensated if it elects not to match the Buccaneers' offer.
Bucs give Lions RFA Johnson 3-year offer sheet
Detroit Lions defensive end George Johnson signed a three-year offer sheet with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday, reports NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Will Detroit match the offer?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced they have signed restricted free agent defensive end George Johnson to an offer sheet. The Detroit Lions now have five days to match the offer extended from the Buccaneers. According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, it’s a three-year contract signed by Johnson. The Lions only offered an original round…