The Denver Broncos announced Wednesday that they have signed former Volunteer linebacker AJ Johnson to a future contract for the 2019 season.
Johnson had previously signed a 3-year deal with the Broncos on August 13, 2018, that included an undrafted free agent record $35,000 signing bonus to go along with $50,000 in guaranteed money. The former All-American at Tennessee would only see action in one game before being waived by the Broncos on November 29th. He was later re-signed to their practice squad. This latest contract will give Johnson another shot at sticking on the Broncos 53-man active roster in 2019.
In a four year career at Tennessee Johnson recorded 424 total tackles, second in school history only to Andy Spiva’s 547. He would also reach the 100 tackle mark three out of four years, while attaining an impressive 138 his Sophomore season.
As one of Tennessee’s most-beloved players, there will be no shortage of support for the former Volunteer as he gives it another shot at playing in the NFL.