Dec 29, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson (93) against the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium. Bengals defeated the Ravens 34-17. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency 2014: Michael Johnson wouldn’t mind playing for Atlanta Falcons


The NFL offseason is officially upon us which means that the 31 teams not named the Seattle Seahawks are trying to figure out ways that they can improve to challenge the Super Bowl champs for their crown next season. Free agency and the draft are two major sandboxes that teams play in to try and craft a winner, as both veteran and rookie players are looking to make impacts with new teams desperate for their help.

One of these teams happens to be the Atlanta Falcons and one of the top free agents, Michael Johnson, happens to have tied to the Atlanta area as he played his college ball with the Georgia Bulldogs.

Naturally, this has led to many wondering if he’d be open to coming home and signing with the Falcons, something the defensive end said he wouldn’t mind doing.

Per ESPN.com:

There was one intriguing name of a veteran pass-rusher thrown out at the Senior Bowl. Once again, this is not necessarily a player on the Falcons’ wish list, but he was brought up in a discussion regarding the Falcons and free agency. As I was told, this player wouldn’t mind “coming home’’ to Atlanta.

That player Vaughn McClure was so coyly referring to is Johnson and he’d fill a gigantic need of the Falcons on their defensive line. The question though is if the Falcons have enough money  sign Johnson has he’s not going to take a hometown discount just because he happened to go to a popular Georgia college.

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