signs with the Dallas Cowboys despite suspension
Former Chicago Bears suspended
defensive tackle Tank Johnson has signed a two-year deal with
the Dallas Cowboys.
"Tank" Johnson, the former defensive tackle for the Chicago
Bears, signed with the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday. Johnson, who
is suspended for eight games this season for violating his
probation on a previous gun charge, will be eligible to join the
Cowboys on their ninth game against the New York Giants in
November, but he still have to apply for reinstatement once the
eight-game suspension is behind him. A press release by the
Dallas Cowboys confirmed the signing of Tank Johnson, who will
get paid $225,000 this football season. A press conference to
discuss the signing of the TD Tank Johnson is scheduled for
Wednesday and more details will be made available at that time.
To make room for Tank Johnson on the
roster, the Cowboys released on Tuesday backup cornerback Nate
Jones. He will be placed on the reserve list tomorrow.
Tank Johnson was the 15th pick of the
second round in the 2004 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears. The
Bears released Johnson after his last brush with the law in June
for speeding (follow this links below for more on Tank Johnson's
legal troubles). At that time Johnson said that he would like to
continue playing in the NFL, although if signed by another team
he would have to serve the same eight game suspension he was
given when he was with the Bears.
Published on 09/18/2007