Rufus Johnson

Position: Defensive lineman

Years in the NFL: 1

Acquired: Draft (2013, sixth round)

College: Tarleton State

Career highlights: In his final 20 college games, Johnson had 15.5 sacks and 33 tackles behind the line of scrimmage. He spent most of his rookie year on the practice squad but was promoted to the 53-man roster before a divisional playoff loss (he wasn’t active).

Strengths: Speedy and bulky at 6-foot-5 and 272 pounds, his physical attributes are pretty much ideal for a pass-rushing lineman.

Must improve on: special teams play. In just 13 snaps on special teams through two

exhibition games this year, his only stat is a missed tackle.

Projection: He’s had takedowns behind the line of scrimmage in drills of late, but it’ll be practice squad at best if he doesn’t improve on special teams.

Ramon Antonio Vargas

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