David Johnson TE SD Dec 21 '79

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 SD Jul 26 '79

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 SD Jul 24 '79

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 SD Jun 01 '79

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 SD May 24 '79

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 SD Jan 29 '79

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 SD Dec 22 '78

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 SD May 21 '78

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.

David Johnson TE SD May 21 '78

Steelers FB David Johnson exited Thursday's preseason opener with a right knee injury.

The injury looked serious on the field, and Johnson was immediately declared out for the rest of the game. A former tight end/H-back, Johnson had been moved to lead blocker full time in Todd Haley's new offense. If Johnson's injury is significant, the Steelers will have to scour the waiver wire for a lead blocker. They've seemed intent on implementing one this offseason.

David Johnson TE SD Mar 05 '781 Comment

Steelers TE/FB David Johnson is now strictly a fullback.

It's a sign that new OC Todd Haley plans to utilize the lead-blocker more than Bruce Arians did. Haley has also placed more emphasis on the running backs, especially in the passing game. Leonard Pope, who played under Haley in Kansas City and Arizona, believes the Steelers' run/pass ratio will depend on matchups and game momentum.