Bengals extend tender to T.J. Johnson

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The Bengals announced Tuesday that they’ve extended a restricted free agent tender to offensive lineman T.J. Johnson.

The team’s announcement did not specify which tender was extended, but it’s believed to be the original-round tender. Those are worth around $1.8 million this season.

Johnson was a seventh-round draft choice in 2013, and any team wanting to sign him would have to give up a seventh-round pick if the Bengals choose not to match. Johnson played in every game last season and started the season finale at left guard. He played in 12 games in 2015.

The Bengals could lose guard Kevin Zeitler in free agency, so Johnson could be in the mix for a starting job next season.

5 responses to “Bengals extend tender to T.J. Johnson

  1. Cincinnati Bengals owner mike brown sits quietly on his hands across the room from the phone as a way of preventing any free agent conversation related to the team’s much needed wide receiver depth.

    Sadly… this off-season… there is a lot of available free agent wide receivers who are better than any #2 wr or #3 wr on the Bengals roster… but… nickles and dimes are more important than improving receiving depth.

  2. Tj Johnson is a flipping practice squad player. It amazing how paul Alexander doesn’t even realize the best players in his line. Case in point he kept rolling out Nate livings over Evan Mathis and we seen how that played out. Geez.

  3. Typical Bengals. Sit on their hands and wait to pick through the scrap heap while their best players sign elsewhere. And why is Pacman still on this team??

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