Bengals place franchise tag on DE Johnson
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - The Cincinnati Bengals have placed the franchise tag on defensive end Michael Johnson.
Johnson exploded for 11 1/2 sacks in 2012. Over four seasons with the Bengals, Johnson has 146 tackles, 23 sacks and two interceptions.
The tag on Johnson will require a one-year deal worth $11.175 million.
03/01 14:23:52 ET