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Tank Johnson 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 signs with the Dallas Cowboys despite suspension Terry "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

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