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Tom Johnson | Defensive Lineman

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/30/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 288
College: Southern Miss
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Vikings will re-sign DT Tom Johnson to a three-year, $7 million contract.
The deal includes $3 million guaranteed -- most of which is likely up front as Johnson is entering his age-31 season. Still, it's a nice payday for a former CFLer and rotational tackle who came out of nowhere for 6.5 sacks and 30 pressures on 301 pass-rush opportunities in 2014. Mar 8 - 6:05 PM

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Free agent DT Tom Johnson is seeking a 3-4 year deal.

"Tom knows what he is and the value he brings to the table," Johnson's player rep said. "We want to find him a home for the rest of his career, a three- or four-year deal in the right situation and right system." Going on 31, a 3-4 year commitment is unlikely to be in Johnson's future, but a two-year pact is realistic. Of course, it's unlikely to include any guaranteed money for 2016. Johnson is wisely trying to cash in after notching 6.5 sacks in just 444 snaps last season.
Mar 3 - 4:21 PM

Free agent DT Tom Johnson and the Vikings are still far apart in contract negotiations.

The Vikings met with Johnson's representatives at the Combine, but it appears Johnson will be allowed to test the market. After posting 6.5 sacks in limited snaps last season, Johnson will be looking for a long-term deal. Johnson is Rotoworld's No. 18 available interior lineman.
Feb 28 - 12:02 PM

Vikings impending free agent DT Tom Johnson said he's looking for a multi-year deal.

Johnson has 6.5 sacks in a sub-package role this year. After being forced to settle for a one-year deal last offseason, he's hoping to land a long-term contract. Johnson should draw interest as an interior pass-rusher in 4-3 schemes.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 03:43:00 PM

Vikings DT Tom Johnson was arrested on misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct charges Saturday.

Johnson, 30, was arrested after he was told to leave a steakhouse and sushi lounge around closing time. Police officers had to use mace and a taser on the 290-pounder. He was booked in jail and later released on $78 bond. Johnson's legal team expects the charges to be dismissed. He practiced with Vikings on Tuesday. Johnson has two sacks and a forced fumble on 120 defensive snaps.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 09:58:00 PM

Vikings agreed to terms with DT Tom Johnson, formerly of the Saints, on a one-year, $845,000 deal.

He can earn an additional $600,000 in incentives. Johnson recorded two sacks and 13 tackles as a rotational tackle in New Orleans last season. Johnson's signing might spell the end for free agent DT Kevin Williams in Minnesota.
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 07:38:00 PM

The Saints will not tender restricted free agent DT Tom Johnson, making him an unrestricted free agent.

He'll enter free agency on March 11. A CFL find by GM Mickey Loomis, 6-foot-3, 288-pound Johnson has been a rotational tackle in New Orleans the past three years. It's perhaps notable he played for new Rams DC Gregg Williams in 2011.
Thu, Feb 20, 2014 11:27:00 PM

Saints signed former CFL DT Tom Johnson.

Sportsnet.ca reports that the deal is over three years and could potentially be worth $1.8 million. Johnson worked out for the Packers, Eagles, Steelers and Redskins over the last week. He's compiled seven sacks over the past two seasons with the Calgary Stampeders.
Sat, Jan 22, 2011 02:25:00 PM