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DE Johnson signs offer sheet with Buccaneers


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Defensive end George Johnson, a restricted free agent of the Detroit Lions, has signed a three-year, $9 million offer sheet with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

If the Lions do not match the offer by Monday, Johnson will return to the team for which he played his first two-plus seasons. The Bucs would not owe any draft compensation for Johnson.

If the Lions do not match, their defensive line will take another hit after losing Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley last month.

Johnson, 27, had a breakout season in 2014, recording six sacks for the Lions.

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