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With 9 of 10 draft picks signed, what's next?
That would be reaching a long-term deal with Michael Johnson. Both sides have until July 15 to reach one or else Johnson will play on the one-year franchise tag, which is worth $11.175 million. Usually progress around the league on long-term contracts with players being tagged usually isn’t made until late June or early July, it is worth noting that the Bengals have not signed a player to an extension the season they’ve tagged him since Rudi Johnson in 2005.
Said Johnson about his prospects: “All of that stuff will take care of itself. I’m here. I enjoy being here and as long as I’m here I’m going to give them everything I’ve got.”
And yes, there are also the matters of reaching extensions with Geno Atkins and possibly Carlos Dunlap.
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