Report: Vikings agree to terms with former Saints DT Tom Johnson
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UPDATE (4:15 P.M.): The Vikings confirmed the signing, meaning Johnson must have passed his physical.
The #Vikings confirm the signing of DT Tom Johnson.— VikingUpdate.com (@VikingUpdate) March 20, 2014
The Vikings have added another piece to their defensive line, .
Johnson played 40 games for the Saints from 2011-13 and registered 55 combined tackles and 5 sacks.
Johnson, 29, represents a depth move for the Vikings.
His deal is pending a physical, according to the USA Today, and is for $845,000. It also includes $600,000 in performance incentives.
ESPN.com's Ben Goessling confirmed the signing Thursday, and added the contract details.
#Vikings' deal with Tom Johnson is done. He's taking a physical today, according to league source.— Ben Goessling (@GoesslingESPN) March 20, 2014
Johnson will get a $645K base, $100K roster bonus, $50K signing and workout bonuses, can make another $600K in incentives.— Ben Goessling (@GoesslingESPN) March 20, 2014
As Mark Craig of the Star Tribune wrote, Johnson also has spent time in the now-collapsed league, NFL Europe, as well as the Arena League and the Canadian Football League.