Bengals RE Michael Johnson missed Friday's practice with a concussion and has yet to be medically cleared for Week 5.
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy, 2013 "is" RE Michael Johnson's last year with the Bengals.
Bengals franchise player RE Michael Johnson does not expect to sign an extension before Monday's deadline.
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, "indications are" the Bengals will not reach a long-term agreement with franchise player RE Michael Johnson before next Monday's deadline.
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora believes franchise player RE Michael Johnson will be a "goner" from the Bengals next offseason.
The Bengals have not signed a franchise-tagged player to an extension since Rudi Johnson in 2005.
Bengals signed franchise player RE Michael Johnson to a one-year, $11.2 million contract.
Bengals assigned the franchise tag to RE Michael Johnson.
CBS' Jason La Canfora reports the Bengals "have indicated" they will use the franchise tag on free agent RE Michael Johnson.
Bengals.com concedes the team will "probably" franchise tag free agent RE Michael Johnson if the sides can't strike a long-term deal before March 4.
NFL.com's Albert Breer reports there's "not much traction" on a long-term deal between the Bengals and RE Michael Johnson.
Free agent RE Michael Johnson hopes to re-sign with the Bengals.
Bengals.com believes re-signing impending free agent DEs Michael Johnson and Robert Geathers is the team's "first priority."
Longtime Bengals color analyst Dave Lapham fully expects free agent RE Michael Johnson to be back with the team in 2013.