BY: John Mamola

According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in "serious discussions" with free agent pass rusher Michael Johnson. 

Johnson is one of the most desired pass rushers in free agency as the Bengals, Bears, Vikings and Buccaneers are are rumored to be interested in signing the 27 year old defensive end. 

In five seasons with the Bengals Johnson racked up 26.5 sacks, with 11.5 of those coming in 2012.  Johnson was still effective last season even though his sack total dipped down to 3.5 in 2013.