Johnson Agrees To Terms With Titans

Former Blue Devil defensive end signs a deal with AFC's Tennessee franchise

DURHAM, N.C. – Former Duke defensive lineman Dezmond Johnson has agreed to terms with the Tennessee Titans to join the NFL organization as an undrafted free agent.

Johnson, a 6-4, 260-pound defensive end from Nashville, Tenn., was a four-year letterwinner and three-time Academic All-ACC selection for the Blue Devils. He played in 48 career games with 14 starting assignments. He was on the field for 1,655 career snaps and finished his tenure with 85 tackles, 16.5 tackles for lost yardage (-70 yards), 7.5 sacks (-35 yards), 10 quarterback pressures, two pass breakups and two fumbles recoveries. Johnson booked a career-high 1.5 sacks against Virginia Tech in 2014 and turned in a personal-best 2.0 tackles for lost yardage against Wake Forest (2011), Troy (2013) and Syracuse (2014).

As a senior, Johnson played in 10 contests with eight starts at defensive end. He recorded 20 tackles with 5.5 hits for lost yardage and 2.5 sacks in addition to one pass breakup and one quarterback pressure. He turned in four games with three or more tackles, against Elon, Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Virginia Tech.

Johnson helped Duke to 28 wins over four seasons, the 2013 ACC Coastal Division championship and three bowl game appearances (2012 Belk, 2013 Chick-fil-A and 2014 Hyundai Sun).


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