Quarterback Josh Johnson and the Cincinnati Bengals have agreed to terms on a two-year deal, a move that reunites him with Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, who worked as an assistant with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when Johnson was drafted in 2008.
A source earlier today said Johnson was headed to Cincinnati. Johnson then confirmed it himself, saying it's a two-year deal. Terms of the agreement were not specified in the message.
He visited the Bengals last week.
He is expected to push starter Andy Dalton and will take over for Bruce Gradkowski, who signed with the Steelers last week.
As a member of the Cleveland Browns in 2012, Johnson saw action in one game. Last year he had spent training camp with he 49ers but was released in August.
A fifth-round draft pick out of San Diego, Johnson spent his first four seasons in Tampa Bay, including one year playing for Jay Gruden's older brother and Super Bowl winning head coach Jon Gruden.
Though Johnson served primarily as a backup during his time in Tampa Bay, he lined in wildcat packages, utilizing his speed and athleticism. During the 2009 season, he finished with 148 yards rushing on 22 touches.
He has appeared in 27 games in his five-year career, with five starts.
Update: The Bengals officially announced Johnson's signing Saturday morning, along with the re-signing of tight end Richard Quinn.