May 23, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Tom Johnson (96) catches a pass during organized team activities at the Saints training facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings Agree To Terms With DT Tom Johnson

The Vikings have signed another player on the defensive line.

This time, it is former New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Tom Johnson.

Minnesota and Johnson have agreed to terms on a one year deal worth $845k.  He has $100k in bonuses and can earn up $600k in incentives.

Johnson is 6’3″ tall and weighs in at 288 pounds at age 29.  Here are his full NFL statistics over three seasons with the Saints:

  • October 21, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Tom Johnson (96) during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. New Orleans Saints defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 35-28. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

    40 games played

  • zero starts
  • 35 solo tackles
  • 20 assisted tackles
  • 5 sacks
  • 1 forced fumble

Johnson will add more depth and stability to the Vikings defensive line at a very small cost.  This is a good, low risk-high reward signing for Minnesota.  He will fly in for a physical tomorrow and, if passed, will sign the deal.

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