David Johnson TE PIT 7 days ago

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

Competitive 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 4 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.

Competitive 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 2 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 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 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 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 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 3 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.

David Johnson TE PIT 3 years ago

Steelers re-signed TE/FB David Johnson to a one-year contract.

The tight end turned fullback missed all of 2012 with a torn ACL. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette believes he could shift back to tight end with Heath Miller recovering from a torn ACL of his own. A blocker, Johnson has just 18 catches in 47 career games.

David Johnson TE PIT 4 years ago

The injury that knocked Steelers FB David Johnson out of Thursday's preseason game is believed to be a torn ACL.

Johnson was in line for lead-blocking duties in Todd Haley's new offense. Undrafted West Virginia rookie Will Johnson is the only other fullback on the roster, so the Steelers will be forced to add another lead blocker next week.