Nov 22, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; Atlanta Falcons helmets. Obligatory Credit score: Chuck Cook dinner-USA TODAY Sports activities.
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Varied former Minnesota Vikings gamers have hopped, skipped, and jumped across the NFL as of late, and one other such alumnus discovered a brand new residence on Wednesday.
It’s Jaleel Johnson, and he joined the Atlanta Falcons observe squad.
Since departing the Vikings after the 2020 marketing campaign, Johnson, 28, might be welcomed to a 3rd new staff, spending time with the Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints, and now Falcons. Johnson latched onto the Saints this summer time however was launched with an harm settlement in August.
Atlanta already has Grady Jarrett, Abdullah Anderson, Ta’Quon Graham, and Matt Dickerson on the energetic roster at Johnson’s DT spot, however the Iowa alumnus may very well be known as upon within the occasion of harm. DT Derrick Tangelo can also be on the Falcons observe squad.
Drafted by the Vikings within the 4th Spherical of the 2017 NFL Draft, Johnson spent 4 seasons in Minnesota, enjoying 53 video games whereas beginning 20. In reality, he began all 16 video games in 2020 after Linval Joseph departed the group, Michael Pierce opted out due to COVID, and Shamar Stephen shifted to nostril sort out.
However the trial was unsuccessful as Johnson tallied a lowly 35.3 grade from Professional Soccer Focus and was correspondingly not retained by the Vikings for the 2021 season. Johnson used 2021 free company to latch onto the Houston Texans, the place he registered one other underwhelming PFF grade of 44.4.
He’s performed in 65 profession video games and logged 44 tackles, three tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks within the full 2020 marketing campaign with the Vikings. Apparently, his former Vikings teammate Jalyn Holmes joined the Chicago Bears roster on Tuesday, and Holmes, too, was a member of the Saints (2021), like Johnson. Name it the NFC’s musical chairs.
Johnson was teammates with C.J. Beathard, Christian Kirksey, George Kittle, and Brandon Scherff on the College of Iowa.
The Vikings play the Falcons in Atlanta subsequent yr. Former Vikings Dylan Mabin (S, observe squad), Cordarrelle Patterson (RB, injured reserve), and MyCole Pruitt (TE, observe squad) are additionally on the Falcons roster.