David Johnson
TE PIT (8)
3 months ago

Johnson caught his only target for five yards in the Steelers' 24-16 win over the Bengals Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The one reception matches Johnson's total from 2015, and the five yards are the most he's put up in a season since 2013. In other words, unless your fantasy league rewards players for blocking, look elsewhere to fill your tight end needs.

David Johnson
TE PIT (8)
3 months ago1 Comment

Johnson will assume fullback duties in Monday's season opener against the Jets, Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson will be replacing starting fullback Roosevelt Nix, who will be sidelined in Week 1. Nix is the lone fullback on the team's roster, but Johnson has experience playing the role for both the Steelers and Chargers in the past.

David Johnson
TE PIT (8)
7 months ago

Johnson was signed by the Steelers on Tuesday, Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter of Washington reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson, entering his eighth season in the league, will return to Pittsburgh after spending the last two seasons with the Chargers. In the past two seasons he has only recorded two receptions for a total of eight yards but will battle with Ladarius Green, Matt Spaeth, and Jesse James, among others, for playing time at tight end with longtime veteran Heath Miller retiring earlier in the offseason.

David Johnson
TE PIT (8)
11 months ago

Johnson finished the 2015 season with only one reception for four yards and does not figure to be much of a factor in 2016 either.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson was signed before the 2014 season as a blocking tight end and fullback, and he could very well return to a similar role in 2016, but he just does not touch the ball on offense at all.

David Johnson
TE PIT (8)
3 years ago

Chargers signed TE David Johnson, formerly of the Steelers, to a two-year-contract.

Johnson, 26, has all of 22 catches for 216 yards and one touchdown across 52 career games. He'll compete for a roster spot as a blocking specialist.

David Johnson
TE PIT (8)
3 years ago

Steelers placed TE David Johnson (wrist) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Johnson went down in the first quarter of Sunday's Week 6 win over the Jets. The blocking tight end is in the final year of his contract and finishes his fourth NFL season with four catches for 70 yards.

David Johnson
TE PIT (8)
3 years ago

Steelers TE David Johnson is likely done for the day in Week 6 with a left wrist injury.

Johnson went down in the first quarter. A fullback/tight end type, he was later spotted with a large wrap on his wrist on his way to the locker room.

David Johnson
TE PIT (8)
3 years ago

Steelers activated TE David Johnson (knee) from the active/PUP list.

Johnson is a blocker that can play some fullback. Sadly, the Steelers are in desperate need for his services. Heath Miller (knee) doesn't appear close and Matt Spaeth (foot) is out 8-10 weeks. David Paulson is penciled in as the starter for now.

David Johnson
TE PIT (8)
3 years ago

Steelers TE David Johnson (knee) remains on the PUP list.

Johnson tore his ACL last summer. His rehab has taken on increased importance with Matt Spaeth (foot) out 8-10 weeks. "I should be back in a few weeks," Johnson said. "The rehab, everything, is going real good." Johnson could manage to avoid reserve/PUP, but is light years away from fantasy relevance.

David Johnson
TE PIT (8)
4 years ago

Steelers FB/TE David Johnson confirmed he will move back to tight end this season.

Johnson isn't ideally built for a tight end at 6-foot-2 and 260 pounds, but he could fill a Delanie Walker-type role with Heath Miller (torn ACL, MCL, PCL) out of the mix, primarily blocking and running the occasional pass route. The Steelers need to find a legit starter at the position. Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert would be an intriguing option if he's available with the No. 17 overall pick.