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New Contract Details For Steelers TE David Johnson

The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed tight end David Johnson on Thursday and his two-year contract totals out at $2.05 million, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

Johnson received a $235,000 signing bonus as part of the deal and is scheduled to earn a base salary of $900,000 in 2017. His base salary in 2018 is scheduled to be $915,000. Both base salaries are the minimum for his accrued years in the league.

As you can see, Johnson can still be cut without much issue should he fail to win out during training camp. In fact, if cut after June 1, half of his signing bonus will be dead money in 2017 with the other half being dead in 2018.

Johnson earned $760,000 in 2016 on a minimum salary benefit deal.

Between the signings of Landry Jones and Johnson on Thursday, the Steelers used $2,137,500 in salary cap space.

YEAR BASE SALARY SIGNING BONUS ROSTER BONUS CAP CHARGE
2017 $900,000 $117,500 $0 $1,017,500
2018 $915,000 $117,500 $0 $1,032,500

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