Bucs on the Bubble: George Johnson

In our series of discussing the Bucs veterans who may be on the roster bubble, today we talk about DE George Johnson.

Reason to Keep:
George Johnson has the versatility to play end or defensive tackle. This versatility adds value for him.Johnson also has valuable experience as both a starter and as a reserve role player. I think Johnson is good within the walls of the Bucs lockerroom as well.

Reason to Cut:
Four of Johnson's seven NFL seasons have been as a member of the Bucs, and we are still waiting for his first sack in a Buccaneer uniform. Johnson is a non-factor on the field.

Final Outcome:
I believe this will be one of the tough decisions Jason Licht and Dirk Koetter will have to make. The Bucs have pretty good depth at defensive end, but their depth at defensive tackle is scary thin. Clinton McDonald recently told me that ends like Robert Ayers and William Gholston would be playing some defensive tackle. If that's the case, Johnson might earn his way onto the final roster because of his versatility that allows him to shift inside to defensive tackle in the Bucs new defensive system.

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