CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 02: Michael Johnson of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates during the 23-20 victory against the Buffalo Bills at Paul Brown Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Copyright Getty Images
CINCINNATI - Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson, who was designated as the team’s franchise player for 2013, signed the club’s one-year tender offer for $11.5 million on Friday.
The Bengals have until July 15 to negotiate a long-term deal with Johnson. If a deal isn’t reached, a new contract can’t be signed until the start of the 2014 offseason.
“We are glad to have this accomplished and to know we’ll have Mike with us for all of our offseason work,” said Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. “We will stay in contact with Mike’s representatives about possibly doing a longer deal.”
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Top Bengals News
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson in South Florida.
Linebacker James Harrison is bringing his impressive career and his sizeable training staff to Cincinnati, motivated in part by the way things ended in Pittsburgh.