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George Johnson (American football)

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Position:  Defensive end
College:  Rutgers
Education  Rutgers University
High school:  Glassboro (NJ)
Spouse  Rebecca Johnson
Weight:  265 lb (120 kg)
Height  1.93 m
Name  George Johnson

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Date of birth:  (1987-12-11) December 11, 1987 (age 28)
Role  American football defensive end
Current team  Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Defensive end)
Children  George Johnson, Olivia Johnson
Similar People  Bobby Rainey, Lovie Smith, Greg Schiano
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Place of birth:  Glassboro, New Jersey

George Johnson (born December 12, 1987) is an American football defensive end for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He was originally signed by the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Rutgers. He has also played for the Minnesota Vikings.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Johnson was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent on May 3, 2010. The Buccaneers released him on August 10, 2010 but signed him two weeks later. On September 5, 2010, Tampa Bay signed him to their practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on December 14, but did not play in a game that season.

Minnesota Vikings

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On November 9, 2012, Johnson was signed to the Minnesota Vikings' practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on December 22, 2012. He was released on October 9, 2013.

Detroit Lions

On April 21, 2014, Johnson was signed by the Detroit Lions. In the first game of the 2014 season against the New York Giants, he recorded 1.5 sacks.

Set to be a restricted free agent in 2015, the Lions tendered a one-year contract to Johnson. On April 7, 2015, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers extended a three-year offer sheet to Johnson. The Lions then disputed the sheet on April 13, 2015, sending it to arbitration.

Second stint with Buccaneers

On April 15, 2015, the Lions then traded Johnson and a seventh-round pick to the Buccaneers in exchange for a fifth-round pick. He played in 15 games with 5 starts his first year in Tampa, recording 23 tackles and two forced fumbles.

On August 5, 2016, Johnson was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a hip injury.

On September 1, 2017, Johnson was released by the Buccaneers.

Second stint with the Lions

On September 20, 2017, Johnson was signed by the Lions.

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