The Pittsburgh Steelers 2020 offseason roster grew by yet one player on Wednesday as the team has announced that wide receiver Anthony Johnson has been signed to a Reserve/Future contract.
Johnson, who played is college football at the University of Buffalo, originally entered the NFL in 2019 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent. After catching five passes for 57 yards during the 2019 preseason, Johnson was waived by the Buccaneers as part of their final round of cuts. Johnson went on to spend most of the 2019 season on the Los Angeles Chargers practice squad.
Johnson, who measured in at the 2019 NFL scouting combine at 6017, 209-pounds, did not run his 40-yard-dash while in Indianapolis. He did, however, run at his March pro day and reportedly registered a 40-yard-dash time of 4.50-seconds.
Johnson transferred to Buffalo from Iowa Western Community College in 2016 and was red-shirted as a junior. In his final two seasons at Buffalo, Johnson caught a total 133 passes for 2,367 yards and 25 touchdowns in the 25 total games that he played in.
Two of Johnson’s cousins currently play in the NFL and they are Jadeveon Clowney and Johnathan Joseph. Another cousin of his, Jonathan Meeks, also played in the NFL.