View Full Version : Tank Johnson Joins the Bengals

04-08-2009, 01:27 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals added some much-needed size on their defensive line by reaching a one-year agreement with defensive tackle Tank Johnson.

For Johnson, whose career started with the Bears and most recently continued with the Cowboys, he will get a chance to go back to a more natural position along the defensive line. Johnson will play the "three-technique'' for the Bengals, giving him the chance to do some pass rush and shoot the gaps to make plays. The Cowboys tried to make him a nose tackle in their 3-4 defense the past couple of years.

His agent, Jerrold Colton, told The Associated Press the Bengals' defensive scheme is a better fit for Johnson than his previous team, the Dallas Cowboys.

Tank Johnson and the Cowboys defense held the Seahawks to nine points, corralling 7 sacks and an INT in a 34-9 win.

The 27-year-old free agent had 33 tackles and three sacks in two seasons with the Cowboys. He was suspended the first eight games of the 2008 season after a series of legal troubles when he was with the Bears.

The 27-year-old Johnson was a second-round choice of the Bears in 2004. He started 15 games in three seasons for the Bears. The Bears released him after his eight-game suspension for a gun violation. The Cowboys picked him up and developed him into a nose tackle over the past two seasons.~ ESPN.com

04-08-2009, 07:59 PM
They need all the help they can get......:hehheh:

Silverback 92
04-08-2009, 10:42 PM
About time Bungals got some one with a criminal past

04-09-2009, 10:26 AM
They had to do something getting rid of tj however you spell his last name wasnt exactly the right move.

Sir Blitzelot
04-09-2009, 11:55 AM
Why am I not surprised? :thinking:
Oh yeah! He's a criminal, of couse they would sign him. :lol: