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The move comes as no surprise after Tampa's front office spent the weekend "pushing hard" to line up a Johnson signing, per the Chicago Tribune.
Lovie Smith has made it a priority to upgrade his defensive front with edge rushers who can chase down the quarterback. Around The League's No. 1 available end piled up just 3.5 sacks last season, but Johnson still generated plenty of disruption at the line of scrimmage while leading his position in batted passes and quarterback hurries. He's just one campaign removed from dialing up 11.5 takedowns in 2012.
Johnson also brings another high-octane run stuffer to Tampa, a unit that fell to 15th against the run last season after finishing first overall in 2013.