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Players

George Johnson
DE #90
Height:
6-4
Weight:
265
Age:
30
College:
Rutgers
Hometown:
Glassboro, NJ
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
5
SCK
2.5
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 66 43 23 8.5 0 2 0 0 -- 0 0 2 2
2017 NO 3 0 5 3 2 2.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2017 DET 4 0 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2015 TB 11 5 23 14 9 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 2 1
2014 DET 16 0 29 23 6 6.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2013 MIN 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 MIN 2 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 TB 5 0 5 0 5 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 TB 4 0 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 TB 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
3 @DET W 30-26 -- 0 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @MIN W 14-7 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @DET W 27-24 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 DET W 52-38 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 NYJ W 31-19 2 2 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 ATL W 23-13 2 1 1 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @TB L 24-31 1 0 1 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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NFL CAREER – A seventh-year defensive end, Johnson enters his first full season with the Saints in 2017 to add depth to the line. Johnson has appeared in 45 career games (five starts), making 63 tackles, 8.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one pass defensed and three special teams tackles.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed by Saints, 12/13/17; Waived by Detroit, 11/15/17; Re-signed by Detroit, 11/14/17; Released by Detroit, 10/18/17; Signed by Detroit, 9/20/17; Released by Buccaneers, 9/1/17; Placed by Tampa Bay on Reserve/Injured (hip), 8/5/16; Acquired by Tampa Bay from Detroit along with a seventh round draft pick in exchange for a fifth round draft choice, 4/15/15; Detroit matched offer sheet from Tampa Bay, 4/15/15; Signed by Tampa Bay to three-year contract offer sheet (RFA), 4/7/15; Signed by Detroit, 4/22/14; Waived by Vikings, 10/9/13; Signed by Minnesota to the active roster from the practice squad, 12/22/12; Signed by Minnesota to the practice squad, 11/9/12; Waived by Tampa Bay, 11/1/12; Placed by Tampa Bay on Reserve/Injured, 11/14/11; Signed by Tampa Bay to the active roster from the practice squad, 10/10/11; Signed by Tampa Bay to the practice squad, 9/8/11; Waived by Tampa Bay, 9/5/11; Signed by Tampa Bay to the active roster from the practice squad, 12/14/10; Signed by Tampa Bay to the practice squad, 9/5/10; Waived by Tampa Bay, 9/4/10; Re-signed by Tampa Bay, 8/24/10; Waived by Tampa Bay, 8/10/10; Originally signed by Tampa Bay as a college free agent, 5/3/10.

2017 – Played in four contests for Detroit and made two solo tackles before joining New Orleans in Week 15, where in three games, he finished the regular season with a flourish with five tackles (three solo), 2.5 sacks and one pass defensed. Started both postseason contests at LDE opposite Cameron Jordan and recorded one solo tackle, one pass defensed and one deflected punt…Had a solo stop for a loss vs. Carolina, Oct. 8…Posted a solo tackle in win at Minnesota, Oct. 1…Made his Saints debut vs. N.Y. Jets, Dec. 17, recording two solo tackles and one sack of QB Bryce Petty for a nine-yard loss…Vs. Atlanta, Dec. 24, recorded two tackles and 1.5 sacks for 4.5 yards in losses, providing pressure in a five-sack effort for the Saints…Recorded an assisted tackle in regular season finale at Tampa Bay, Dec. 31…In NFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Carolina, 1/7/18 and recorded one solo tackle and one pass defensed…In the NFC Divisional Playoff at Minnesota, 1/14/18, deflected a punt that set up go-ahead TD in the fourth quarter.  2016 – Spent entire season on Reserve/Injured. 2015 – Played in 11 games with six starts for the Buccaneers and totaled 23 tackles (12 solo), two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery...Made his first career start in first game back with Tampa Bay, vs. Tennessee, Sept. 13…Registered his first career forced fumble in a Buccaneers win vs. Jacksonville, Oct. 11, which was recovered and returned for a TD. 2014 – Saw action in all 16 games for the first time and finished with 26 tackles (21 solo), six sacks, a pass defensed, a fumble recovery and three special teams stops (two solo) in his first season in Detroit...vs. N.Y. Giants, Sept. 8, created pressure multiple times on QB Eli Manning and had three tackles (two solo) and 1.5 sacks for losses of 14.5 yards...at Carolina, Sept. 14, collected a solo tackle...vs. Green Bay, Sept. 21, had four tackles (three solo)...At Minnesota, Oct. 12, collected five tackles (four solo), 1.5 sacks for losses of 9.5 yards and two tackles for loss...At Atlanta, Oct. 26, helped the Lions’ defensive line apply pressure as they collected two sacks and five quarterback hurries, recording three solo tackles...Posted one solo tackle and one sack vs. Tampa Bay, Dec. 7…Made two tackles (one solo) and a sack vs. Minnesota, Dec. 14…Had one solo tackle and his first career fumble recovery at Green Bay, Dec. 28…Played in NFC Wild Card Playoff at Dallas, 1/4/15. 2013 – Started season with Vikings before being waived, Oct. 9 and spent the rest of the season out of football. 2012 –Totaled five assisted tackles in seven games split between Tampa Bay and Minnesota, all five stops happening with the Buccaneers. 2011 – After being elevated from practice squad, appeared in four games for Tampa Bay and made two tackles (one solo)…Made NFL regular season debut with Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans, Oct. 16 after being activated from practice squad…Placed on Reserve/Injured, Nov. 14. 2010 – After spending the first 15 weeks of the season on the practice squad, activated to the 53-man roster for final two games but did not see action.

 

COLLEGE – Played in 51 games at Rutgers (2006-09), starting 35, totaling 134 tackles, 31.5 tackles for loss, 13.0 sacks, three fumble recoveries, two interceptions and one forced fumble.

 

PERSONAL – Attended Glassboro (N.J.) HS…Helped his team to an 11-1 record and a berth in South Jersey Group I Championship Game as a senior…Earned South Jersey Touchdown Club Lineman of the Year following senior season…Along with the Buccaneers defensive line, purchased toys and hosted a surprise shopping spree for underprivileged families in the “D-Line Does Christmas” event in 2015…Born George Johnson on December 11, 1987 in Glassboro, New Jersey.

 

 

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