Searching for first sack in 2019, DL Micah Johnson back in action for Riders

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Micah Johnson is still trying for that elusive first sack in Riders colours.

Johnson has played in eight games so far in 2019 making 11 tackles, but he has yet to record a sack after notching 14 a season ago.

The 31-year-old signed a one-year contract worth $250,000, according to 3DownNation insider Justin Dunk. That made Johnson the highest paid defensive player in the CFL.

He was a CFL all-star in 2018 after producing 28 tackles, 14 quarterback takedowns, second most in the league, with three forced fumbles and one interception. Johnson became known as the most disruptive inside force in the league.

Through six seasons in Calgary, Johnson recorded 158 tackles, 41 sacks, six forced fumbles and two interceptions. But Johnson turned down more than $200,000 from Calgary to hit the open market and eventually switched to Saskatchewan.

Johnson’s right ankle has healed and allowed him to get back on the field for Saskatchewan in the Labour Day Classic after missing two games.