In what could be their most thrilling move of the day, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced they have re-signed TE David Johnson.
We have signed TE David Johnson.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) March 9, 2017
Terms of the deal were not announced though you can bet it’s a deal involving inconsequential money. A 7th round draft pick of the team in 2009, Johnson was re-signed by Pittsburgh during last year’s offseason from the San Diego Chargers.
In 2016, he caught seven passes – the second most he’s had in a year – for 80 yards. He mainly served as the Steelers’ best blocking tight end in heavy personnel groupings. Johnson, turning 30 as soon as the regular season starts, played 258 offensive snaps, the second most any tight end on the roster.
He’ll now compete with Xavier Grimble and anyone else the team brings in to be the Steelers’ #3 tight end. Just like this year, he could elevate himself into that #2 spot if Ladarius Green struggles to get back on the field.
Update: Missi Matthews says it’s a two year deal.
Two-year deal https://t.co/t8aPxiTVNS
— Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) March 9, 2017