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NFL Free Agency 2015: Bucs release DE Michael Johnson, should Giants be interested?

A new defensive end is on the market.

Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are parting ways with defensive end Michael Johnson, whom they signed to a lucrative five-year, $4 million free-agent deal last offseason. Should the New York Giants, who have reportedly been kicking the tires on a variety of free-agent defensive ends, be interested?

Johnson, 27, is a six-year veteran. He had only four sacks for the Buccaneers last season in 14 games. Johnson's best year was 2012, when he had 11.5.

Johnson had a poor Pro Football Focus grade of -12.6 in 2014, but was a decent -2.2 vs. the run while playing 648 snaps. In 2013, for the Cincinnati Bengals, Johnson was +22.9 (+15.1 v.s run, +6.7 in pass rush). In 2012, he was +8.1 (+6.2 vs. run, -1.9 in pass rush).

Your thoughts, Giants fans?