Minor bit of housekeeping to bring to you guys. According to the NFL’s official transaction sheet, the Pittsburgh Steelers visited with WR Anthony Johnson yesterday.
Johnson should sound like a familiar name. Pittsburgh signed him to a futures contract early in January. He was carried through the bulk of the summer before being waived/injured in late August and released with a settlement September 4th.
Pittsburgh’s dealt with injuries to JuJu Smith-Schuster, who sat out Wednesday with a knee injury, while Diontae Johnson has battled a variety of injuries this season. Both are expected to play this weekend against the Titans. The Steelers currently have three receivers on their practice squad – Deon Cain, Cody White, and Amara Darboh – so this visit with Johnson is unlikely to result in a signing. The team is just updating their emergency list.
In college at Buffalo, Johnson caught 133 career passes for 2367 yards and 25 touchdowns. He signed as a UDFA with Tampa in 2019 and also spent time with the Los Angeles Chargers before the Steelers signed him.