Lions trade George Johnson to Bucs

Allen Park, MI ( – The Detroit Lions traded defensive end
George Johnson and a seventh-round pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in
exchange for a fifth-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Johnson signed a three-year, $9 million offer sheet with the Bucs last week,
but the Lions contested terms of the deal, which included de-escalators.

Johnson is a five-year NFL veteran who has never started an NFL game. He had
six sacks with the Lions last season.