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Falcons re-sign Mike Johnson

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Mike Johnson appeared to be on track to be the starting right tackle in Atlanta last season, but training camp was still getting going when he fractured his fibula and dislocated his left ankle. 

Johnson missed the entire season as a result, but he’ll have a chance to make up for it in 2014. The Falcons announced Monday that they have re-signed Johnson to a one-year deal that will keep him from hitting free agency on Tuesday afternoon. There were no financial terms announced. 

It’s hard to know exactly how Johnson will slot into the depth chart because everything is up in the air on the Falcons line. They need to be much better than they were last season and will certainly be bringing in players via free agency and the draft to accomplish that. Sam Baker is expected back after a knee injury, although he could move from left to right tackle if the Falcons find a better option for Matt Ryan’s blind side. 

Johnson was a third-round pick in 2010 and has played in 18 games for the Falcons over the course of his career.

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4 Responses to “Falcons re-sign Mike Johnson”
  1. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Mar 10, 2014 5:04 PM

    Superbowl!

  2. kane337 says: Mar 10, 2014 7:19 PM

    Championship! and a future Falcon

  3. jacobslatter says: Mar 10, 2014 10:54 PM

    …so the ATL is maintaining the status quo pretty much as if this were 2013 all over again w/o injuries: Steven Jackson at RB, Osi Umenyiora at DE, Kroy Biermann at DE/OLB, with a sprinkling in of lower tier free agents & rookies. Harvey Dahl was cut by the Rams he can return to his RG spot, he was sorely missed. Johnson’s one year deal is surely near/at the minimum because he’s often been injured or a game day scratch.

  4. smartestmanonthecinder says: Mar 11, 2014 8:26 AM

    Falcons need 2 upgrades on the Oline and a legit pass rusher, and they’re back to contender status. Getting a healthy Johnson back may fill one of those slots. Lot of mocks have them getting Khalil Mack in the draft, which would be another.

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