Bengals DE Johnson receives franchise tag

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 1:52 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Bengals announced Friday that they placed the franchise tag on DE Michael Johnson.

Johnson has played in every game since entering the league with Cincinnati in 2009. Last season, he started 15 games and made 52 tackles, 11½ sacks and one interception. He has 23 sacks in his career.

The tag for defensive ends in 2013 is worth $11.175 million.