Source: Johnson, Bengals reach deal

Updated: March 8, 2010, 6:36 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The Bengals rewarded defensive tackle Tank Johnson with a four-year contract after turning around his career last year in Cincinnati, a source said on Monday.

Johnson was an unrestricted free agent after signing a one-year deal last season. At the age of 28, Johnson provided leadership and run-stopping ability to a Bengals defense that was one of the surprises of the NFL.

A former second-round choice of the Bears in 2004, Johnson played three seasons ...

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