Former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson released by Miami Dolphins

Former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson released by Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins released former Tennessee football linebacker A.J. Johnson on Monday, four days after signing him.

Johnson played in the Dolphins’ 31-18 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday. He did not record any statistics.

Johnson was with the Denver Broncos from 2018-21 and appeared in one game for the Seattle Seahawks in 2022.

While with the Broncos, Johnson suffered a torn pectoral muscle against the Raiders on Oct. 17, 2021. He was later placed on season-ending injury reserve.

Johnson has 252 career tackles, eight passes defensed, 4.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception.

Johnson played for the Vols from 2011-14, playing in 46 games while recording 207 assisted tackles.

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Johnson’s road to the NFL was delayed after his standout four-year career at Tennessee abruptly ended pending a rape investigation into allegations levied against Johnson and teammate Michael Williams in November 2014.

The pair was indicted in February 2015 and found not guilty in July 2018, more than three and a half years later. Johnson signed with the Broncos before the 2018 season.