Gets two-year extension
Johnson has agreed to a two-year extension with the Steelers that is reportedly worth up to $39.5 million, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Per the report, Johnson's new deal with Pittsburgh includes $27 million guaranteed. With that, the 2019 third-rounder, who racked up 107 catches (on 169 targets) for 1,161 yards and eight touchdowns in 16 games last season, presumably is set to resume practicing fully with his teammates in short order. This coming season, the 26-year-old will maintain his standing as the Steelers' top option in a wideout corps that also includes fellow returnee Chase Claypool as well as rookies George Pickens and Calvin Austin. While the team's Week 1 starting QB has yet to be named, regardless of who gets the assignment, Johnson figures to continue to see a steady flow of targets in 2022.
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Johnson (hip) was present for Thursday's practice, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
Claypool (shoulder) didn't practice Thursday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
Snell (knee) wasn't spotted at Thursday's practice, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
Trubisky will start Saturday's preseason opener against the Seahawks.
Trubisky is trending toward winning the Steelers' starting quarterback job, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Snell worked with the Steelers' first-team offense on the goal line during Monday's practice, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports.
Harris could have his snap count reduced slightly this season, with Steelers RBs coach Eddie Faulker suggesting about seven fewer plays per game as a reasonable target, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin downplayed Pickens being listed with the starters on the team's initial preseason depth chart, Steelers Depot reports.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Monday that Johnson is dealing with a hip flexor injury, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
Claypool (shoulder) returned to practice in full pads Monday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.