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Reports: Giants agree to terms with DT Austin Johnson


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants and defensive tackle Austin Johnson have agreed to contract terms, pending a physical, that will enable him to stay with the team for which he was a productive reserve in 2020, according to media reports.

Johnson, who turns 27 in May, played in all 16 games on a defensive front that featured Leonard Williams (who last week received his second franchise tag), Dalvin Tomlinson (who is a pending free agent) and Dexter Lawrence. He tallied 18 tackles (eight solo), 1.0 sack, two tackles for loss, one pass defensed and one forced fumble.

Johnson sacked the Rams' Jared Goff for an eight-yard loss in Los Angeles on Oct. 4. In that game, he forced his first career fumble by tight end Gerald Everett that was recovered by James Bradberry. Johnson was the first Giants player with a sack and forced fumble in the same game since linebacker Lorenzo Carter at New England on Oct. 10, 2019. He had a season-high three tackles (two solo) vs. Cleveland on Dec. 20.

After spending his first four seasons with the Tennessee Titans, Johnson signed with the Giants as a free agent on March 26, 2020.

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