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George Johnson | Defensive Lineman

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/11/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 263
College: Rutgers
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Lions signed DE George Johnson.
Johnson, 26, last appeared in a regular season game for the Vikings back in 2012. He's made just 11 career appearances, notching just seven tackles. Apr 21 - 9:05 PM

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Vikings signed DE George Johnson from the practice squad and waived OL Mark Asper and TE Allen Reisner.

Johnson was promoted due to three Minnesota defensive ends being on the Week 16 injury report. Asper didn't play a single snap this season, while Reisner reeled in one pass for 13 yards.
Sat, Dec 22, 2012 02:40:00 PM

Bucs placed DE George Johnson on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.

The reserve lineman had to be carted to the locker room in Sunday's loss to the Saints. He tallied just two tackles in four games this season. DT John McCargo has been re-signed to take his roster spot.
Mon, Nov 14, 2011 03:47:00 PM

Bucs DL George Johnson was forced from Sunday's game in the second quarter with a left knee injury.

Johnson was carted to the locker room just before halftime. He was ruled out for the rest of the game to start the second half.
Sun, Nov 13, 2011 02:33:00 PM

Bucs promoted DE George Johnson from their practice squad.

Johnson didn't make the final 53 after a beastly preseason, racking up 10 tackles and three sacks in four exhibition games. The 23-year-old will add depth at defensive end, which is now needed because Da'Quan Bowers is moving inside to tackle. The Bucs are trying to make up for Gerald McCoy's high ankle sprain.
Mon, Oct 10, 2011 04:09:00 PM

Bucs waived DE George Johnson and DB D.J. Johnson.

The former couldn't have done more to earn a roster spot than racking up 10 preseason tackles and three sacks. The Bucs will hope George clears waivers and goes on the practice squad. He can play. Johnson is a corner-slash-safety and another practice squad candidate after spending last year there.
Mon, Sep 5, 2011 05:04:00 PM

Buccaneers signed DE George Johnson from their practice squad.

Johnson was signed in May as an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers. He'll add depth as a rotational lineman.
Tue, Dec 14, 2010 01:33:00 PM

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