The Steelers signed Johnson to a reserve/future contract Thursday.
Analysis: Johnson spent time on Pittsburgh's practice squad in 2020, and he'll get another chance to compete with the organization this offseason. The Buffalo product is still vying for a chance to make his NFL debut.
Jan 14, 2021 3:32 PM EST
Johnson was released from Pittsburgh's practice squad Monday.
Analysis: Johnson was waived from injured reserve with an injury settlement by the Steelers in early September, but he eventually returned to the organization via the practice squad. Amara Darboh was signed to the practice squad in his place.
Oct 26, 2020 1:48 PM EST
The Steelers waived Johnson (knee) from injured reserve with an injury settlement, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: Once Johnson is healthy, he'll be eligible to sign with another team. The receiver didn't play in his rookie season, though, so he'll likely seek a special-teams or practice-squad role.
Sep 4, 2020 9:23 PM EST
Johnson (knee) cleared waivers Friday and reverted to the Steelers' injured reserve, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: It's unclear how serious Johnson's injury is, but now the only way he gets back on the field is if he reaches an injury settlement with the Steelers. The second-year receiver out of Buffalo was expected to get cut before Week 1 anyway.
Aug 28, 2020 4:28 PM EST
Johnson suffered a knee injury in practice Monday and was waived/injured as a result, Joe Rutter of TribLive.com reports.
Analysis: Johnson has a chance to re-join the Steelers if he clears through waivers, although he will land on the reserve/injured list for the remainder of the season. The 2019-undrafted wideout from Buffalo was competing for a reserve role before suffering the injury, which will now shift his focus to the 2021 campaign.
Aug 27, 2020 7:56 PM EST
Johnson appears to be a strong candidate for the practice squad, Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Analysis: Projected as a high draft pick after a productive career at the University of Buffalo, Johnson went undrafted in 2019. He signed as a free agent with the Buccaneers and spent most of his rookie season on the Chargers practice squad. He has the tools to make the practice squad -- if not the 53-man roster -- but questions linger as to why he was not drafted and has been cut twice.
Jul 2, 2020 8:09 AM EST
Johnson signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers on Wednesday, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Johnson spent last offseason in Tampa Bay after going undrafted out of Buffalo, and he spent the 2019 regular season on the Chargers' practice squad. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound wideout now gets a chance to impress in Pittsburgh.
Jan 8, 2020 11:50 AM EST
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