Riders put DL Micah Johnson on the one-game injured list

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have placed defensive lineman Micah Johnson on the one-game injured list due to an ankle ailment.

Johnson has played in 13 games so far in 2019 making 22 tackles and four sacks.

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 will miss the Riders’ Week 19 match up with the B.C. Lions as Saskatchewan strives for the top spot in the West Division.