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Tyrell Johnson | Defensive Back | #38

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 207
College: Arkansas State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (43) / MIN
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Falcons signed S Tyrell Johnson.
Per beat writer Vaughn McClure, projected starting FS Dwight Lowery's "season (is) in doubt." Johnson won't help as a 29-year-old box safety who's best suited to special teams. He'll compete for a roster spot until final cuts. Sun, Aug 3, 2014 03:14:00 PM

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Free agent S Tyrell Johnson was arrested and charged with urinating in public and resisting arrest without violence in Miami last weekend.

The 2008 second-rounder was released by the Lions at final cuts. This won't help his chances of finding a new job. Johnson appeared in just four games for Detroit last season, making three tackles. Johnson was arrested for DWI in 2011.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 01:53:00 PM

Lions released S Tyrell Johnson.

Johnson is a former second-round pick of the Vikings. He impressed in preseason action, but it wasn't enough to beat out Don Carey and special teams ace John Wendling for a job behind starters Louis Delmas and Glover Quin.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 02:44:00 PM

Lions signed S Tyrell Johnson.

Veteran S Erik Coleman was waived in a corresponding move. Johnson has been out of the league since the Dolphins released him in the preseason. The 2008 second-rounder was a bust in Minnesota.
Tue, Dec 4, 2012 06:17:00 PM

The Vikings worked out SS Tyrell Johnson.

Johnson was released by the Dolphins this preseason. He appeared in 11 games with the Vikings in 2011, making three starts. If signed, he would provide depth with Mistral Raymond (ankle) expected to miss the next three to five weeks.
Sat, Sep 29, 2012 09:53:00 PM

According to the Miami Herald, Dolphins SS Tyrell Johnson ended the offseason program "no better than fifth on the depth chart."

Johnson was signed as a candidate to replace Yeremiah Bell, but will likely make a bigger impact on special teams. He hasn't shown anything that would indicate he's ahead of Chris Clemons at this stage. The Herald considers Johnson the "biggest disappointment" of the Dolphins' free agent signings.
Thu, Jul 12, 2012 09:37:00 AM

Dolphins SS Tyrell Johnson is "85 percent" recovered from the hamstring tendon avulsion that ended his season in late November.

The injury was serious enough to require surgery. Johnson may be eased into OTAs to familiarize himself with Kevin Coyle's defense, but he's unlikely to be a full participant until training camp.
Fri, Apr 6, 2012 10:11:00 AM

Dolphins signed SS Tyrell Johnson, formerly of the Vikings.

The 43rd pick in the 2008 draft, Johnson underachieved in Minnesota, starting just 27 of 49 games over four seasons. He was primarily a special teamer last year, playing roughly 30 percent of the defensive snaps. A liability in deep coverage, Johnson is a candidate to replace Yeremiah Bell as the Dolphins' in-the-box safety.
Thu, Apr 5, 2012 04:26:00 PM

The Dolphins recently hosted SS Tyrell Johnson for a free agent visit.

Johnson would be a younger version of outgoing SS Yeremiah Bell; both are strictly in-the-box safeties. Johnson played special teams in Minnesota last year.
Mon, Apr 2, 2012 06:15:00 PM

Free agent S Tyrell Johnson says he's about 75-80 percent healed from hamstring surgery.

Johnson had a hamstring tendon avulsion and needed surgery in late November. He's not expected back with the Vikings and will need to prove his health before attracting attention on the open market.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 08:34:00 PM

Vikings placed S Tyrell Johnson on injured reserve with a torn hamstring, ending his season.

Johnson suffered the tough injury in Week 12. With Husain Abdullah also done for the year, Mistral Raymond will likely take over at free safety, leaving the Vikes with second- or third-teamers at three positions in the secondary. A bust as the No. 43 pick in the 2008 draft, Johnson will reach free agency in 2012.
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 06:48:00 PM

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier described S Tyrell Johnson's hamstring injury as "significant" at his Monday press conference.

It sounds like Johnson could be dealing with a season-ending ailment. Minnesota's primary reserve at safety, Johnson has tallied 28 tackles and zero interceptions. Mistral Raymond should be first in line for an increase in snaps.
Mon, Nov 28, 2011 01:45:00 PM

Vikings S Tyrell Johnson left Sunday's game in the second quarter with a hamstring injury.

Johnson tweaked his right hamstring. He's considered questionable to return.
Sun, Nov 27, 2011 01:51:00 PM

Vikings S Tyrell Johnson was arrested on a fourth-degree DWI charge early Tuesday morning.

Johnson's alcohol concentration registered 0.12. A fourth-degree DWI is a misdemeanor. Johnson has been a disappointment since being selected with the No. 43 overall pick in the 2008 draft, failing to beat out for Jamarca Sanford for the starting job this summer. He'll likely avoid league discipline as this is his first violation of the personal conduct policy.
Tue, Sep 20, 2011 11:13:00 AM

Coach Leslie Frazier has challenged S Tyrell Johnson to "step up" and earn a starting job this summer.

"This is his year," said Frazier. "We're counting on him to have a big year for us and push to be a starter for our football team." The current plan is for Johnson to compete with Madieu Williams for the free safety job. The Vikes won't want to pay Williams' hefty salary, so Johnson should be considered the favorite.
Tue, Mar 22, 2011 04:51:00 PM

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