The Vikings have signed defensive tackle Tom Johnson to a one-year, $845K deal, tweets Tom Pelissero of USA Today. The former Saints notable gets $100K in bonuses and can earn another $600K in incentives. Those incentives can be earned through playing time and sacks, Pelissero adds (on Twitter).
Johnson, 29, was a restricted free agent this offseason but New Orleans opted not to tender him an offer. Johnson played in 40 games and totaled five sacks in three seasons with the Saints. After leaving Southern Mississippi in 2006, Johnson spent time in training camp with the Colts, then had various stints in NFL Europe, the AFL, and the CFL before finding a home in New Orleans. Now, he’ll look to establish himself in Minnesota, even if it’s just for the 2014 campaign.