Former Bengals LB Brandon Johnson Works Out For The Patriots

Andy Lyons

Former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Brandon Johnson is looking for work after spending last season in Pittsburgh.

Brandon Johnson wasn't one of my favorite players, but I liked him. He's wasn't glitz, nor glory. Solid work ethic and a reliable contributor. Backed up all three linebacker spots, even voted as the special teams captain in 2010.

For two years Johnson ranked sixth or higher in tackles, generating 3.5 quarterback sacks and three interceptions in four seasons and 66 games played with the Bengals.

After spending last season with Pittsburgh, mostly on special teams with only ten tackles in 14 games played, Johnson is looking for work.

According to Field Yates with ESPNBoston.com, Johnson spent Monday working out with the new England Patriots, though a signing doesn't appear imminent (or even likely).

Prior to signing a pair of offensive linemen on Monday to bring their roster total to 89 players, the Patriots worked out veteran linebacker Brandon Johnson, according to a league source.

Johnson was a big part of the re-developing a linebacker unit that was discriminated with injuries in 2007.

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