Lions sign DE George Johnson going into game against Falcons
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed defensive end George Johnson.
Detroit released defensive end Alex Barrett on Wednesday to make room for Johnson on the roster.
Detroit (2-0) hosts the Atlanta Falcons (2-0) on Sunday.
Johnson hasn’t played in the NFL since 2015. He was among Tampa Bay’s final cuts this season and the Buccaneers put him on injured reserve last season with a hip injury. He had a career-high six sacks with the Lions in 2014.
Barrett, an undrafted rookie from San Diego State, assisted on one tackle in two games for the Lions.