Another former Pittsburgh Steeler is off the market. H-Back Will Johnson has signed a two year contract with the New York Giants, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Former Steelers H-back Will Johnson told me he's headed to the New York Giants on a two-year deal. Johnson can… https://t.co/GyDbKudv73
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) April 4, 2016
Johnson became phased out of the Steelers’ offense in 2015 with the emergence of Roosevelt Nix. He saw just 90 snaps, the majority of that coming within the first half of the season. His time in the backfield was rare and in 2014, had made the transition to playing tight end. But he remained an emergency-situation back, and had a rushing touchdown Week One against the New England Patriots.
Johnson also played 219 snaps on special teams, seeing work on punt and kick coverage as well as being part of the wedge on kick returns.
He finishes his Steelers’ career with 31 receptions, eight carries, and three total touchdowns. He was also known for his strong community work and was regarded as a high-character individual.
Nix is currently the only fullback on the team’s roster.