Tuesday, February 11, 2014
RTC: Johnson will be available
By Michael DiRocco
One of the NFL's top young defensive ends is going to be available in free agency if the Jaguars want to pursue him.
NFL media insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Cincinnati's Michael Johnson is going to hit the open market and the Bengals believe their chances of re-signing the 27-year-old are slim.
The Jaguars need to improve their pass rush significantly. They finished with 31 sacks in 2013, which was tied with Chicago for the worst mark in the NFL. The 6-foot-7, 270-pound Johnson doesn't fit the Jaguars' profile for their Leo position (hybrid end/outside linebacker) but could work at the opposite end spot.
Johnson has 26.5 sacks in his five seasons.
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