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Bengals keep T.J. Johnson with two-year deal

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The Bengals announced Friday that they’ve signed restricted free agent offensive lineman T.J. Johnson to a new two-year contract.

The team extended a tender to Johnson earlier this month. He was a seventh-round draft choice in 2013.

Johnson played in every game last season and started the season finale at left guard. He played in 12 games in 2015, and bringing him back became a priority when the Bengals lost Andrew Whitworth and Kevin Zeitler in free agency. Johnson figures to compete for a starting guard spot and again be the team’s backup center.

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8 Responses to “Bengals keep T.J. Johnson with two-year deal”
  1. stoneydog1000 says: Mar 17, 2017 3:55 PM

    He has to be a better center than Russell Bodine. The Bengals need a decent center to help the run game and help protect Andy.

  2. PFT loves the Steelers says: Mar 17, 2017 4:03 PM

    Whew! I was so afraid of losing this completely replaceable backup lineman. He truly is cubic zirconium in the rough. Kudos, Bengals front office! #DynastyImminent #TwitterIsDumb

  3. breadmeatcheese says: Mar 17, 2017 4:27 PM

    all the run game, and linemen won’t help andy;

    in fact he is actually christian ponder in a ginger mask.

  4. natijim235 says: Mar 17, 2017 7:00 PM

    Super Bowl!

  5. Exapno Mapcase says: Mar 17, 2017 8:11 PM

    The Bengals Super Bowl is getting the most compensatory draft picks they can knowing they can’t compete with the Steelers.

  6. shoesfinest says: Mar 18, 2017 9:39 AM

    Nothing to see here. Just Bengals bungling….now move along.

  7. b412 says: Mar 18, 2017 5:58 PM

    It’s not always the “monster” signings that provide significant help to teams. This guy has been solid, glad we have him for a couple of more years.

  8. voyager6 says: Mar 19, 2017 2:34 PM

    The only reason to re-sign this guy is prevent having to draft his replacement as the 11 picks won’t be enough to replace all the talent lost last and thus year.

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