Skip to main content

Offensive tackle Fred Johnson reaches deal with Bucs

Oct 17, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Fred Johnson (74) during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Free-agent offensive tackle Fred Johnson agreed to a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, ESPN reported Friday.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Johnson, 24, initially signed a one-year deal to remain with the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday, however he was waived on Wednesday. The move came on the heels of the Bengals adding guard Alex Cappa, center Ted Karras and offensive tackle La’el Collins.

Johnson likely will compete for a backup position behind Pro Bowl selection Tristan Wirfs. The 6-foot-7, 326-pound Johnson appeared in 23 games (eight starts) in three seasons with the Bengals after entering the NFL in 2019 as an undrafted free agent.

–Field Level Media