| Defensive end|
| 265 lb (120 kg)|
| (1987-12-11) December 11, 1987 (age 28)|
American football defensive end
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Defensive end)
George Johnson, Olivia Johnson
Bobby Rainey, Lovie Smith, Greg Schiano
Glassboro, New Jersey
George Johnson (American football) Wikipedia
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On September 20, 2017, Johnson was signed by the Lions.