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George Johnson
DE #68
Height:
6-4
Weight:
263
Age:
26
College:
Rutgers
Hometown:
Glassboro, NJ
Experience:
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 7 1 6 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
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 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Third-year defensive end who comes to Detroit after most recently spending time with the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012, as well as the Vikings practice squad in 2013. Career totals include 11 games and seven tackles (one solo).

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as a free agent on April 22, 2014.
  • Released by the Vikings on October 19, 2013.
  • Signed by the Vikings to the active roster from the practice squad on December 22, 2012.
  • Signed by the Minnesota Vikings to the practice squad on November 9, 2012.
  • Released by the Buccaneers on November 1, 2012.
  • Signed by the Buccaneers to the active roster from the practice squad on October 10, 2011.
  • Signed by the Buccaneers to the practice squad on September 8, 2011.
  • Released by the Buccaneers on September 5, 2011.
  • Signed by the Buccaneers to the active roster from the practice squad on December 14, 2010.
  • Signed by the Buccaneers to the practice squad on September 5, 2010.
  • Signed by the Buccaneers on August 24, 2010.
  • Released by the Buccaneers on August 10, 2010.
  • Signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 3, 2010.

PRO
Third-year defensive end who comes to Detroit after most recently spending time with the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012, as well as the Vikings practice squad in 2013. Career totals include 11 games and seven tackles (one solo).

2013: Member of the Vikings practice squad before being released by the team on October 9, 2013.

2012: Split time with both the Buccaneers and Vikings, seeing action in seven games, including five with Tampa Bay and two with Minnesota. Finished the season with five assisted tackles. Came off the Vikings practice squad to provide valuable depth at defensive end with injuries to starter Brian Robison late in the season.

  • Saw action in the season opener for Tampa Bay before joining the Vikings practice squad on November 9.
  • Played his first game as a Viking at Houston (12/23), as well as the regular season finale vs. Green Bay (12/30).

2011: Competed in four games for the Buccaneers, logging two total tackles (one solo).

  • Began the season on the Buccaneers practice squad for the first four weeks of the season before being upgraded to the active roster on October 10.
  • Grabbed his first-career tackle at New Orleans (11/6) and had two tackles vs. Houston (11/13).
  • Placed on Reserve/Injured on November 14.

2010: Joined the Buccaneers as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Rutgers, where was a member of the practice squad for the first 14 weeks of the season. Signed to the active roster on December 14, but was inactive for the final three games.

COLLEGE
Started 35-of-51 games during his collegiate career at Rutgers, where we played as a starting defensive end as a junior and senior.

  • Recorded 6.5 sacks in 13 starts during his senior season.

PERSONAL
A native of Glassboro, N.J., helped his hometown high school 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 his senior season.
  • Married to his wife, Olivia. The couple has two children.

JOHNSON’S SINGLE-GAME BESTS

  • Tackles: 2 (three times) Last vs. KC 10/14/12

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