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  • Steelers, Diontae Johnson Agree To Two-Year Extension

    The Pittsburgh Steelers and wide receiver Diontae Johnson agreed to a two-year, $36.71 million contract extension on Thursday, according to a source. The two sides worked it out on Wednesday night and Thursday morning to end Johnson's training camp hold-in with a shorter deal than we've seen from the other high-end receivers that have gotten paid this offseason. It was reported recently that the two sides were still far apart in contract talks, but they were able to work something out before the start of the regular season to keep the 26-year-old in town through the 2024 season. Johnson has gotten better in each of his three NFL seasons and made his first Pro Bowl in 2021 while reaching the 1,000-yard mark for the first time. He has 20 touchdowns and will be a WR2 in fantasy in his fourth NFL season, but Pittsburgh's QB situation gives him some bust potential in 2022.

    Aug 4 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson, Steelers Not Close On Extension

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson is unlikely to sign an extension anytime soon. In fact, Gerry Dulac reports that Johnson and the Steelers are far apart on a new deal. At this point, it seems highly unlikely that Johnson gets an extension before Week 1. GM Omar Khan mentioned that he wants to get Johnson under contract, but it's not surprising to see Johnson holding out until he can get top dollar. Last season, Johnson finished with 107 receptions, 1,161 receiving yards, and eight touchdowns through 16 games with Pittsburgh. The expectation is that Johnson will continue playing at an elite level in 2022, but he might not be in Pittsburgh long term.

    Aug 2 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Steelers "Want" Extension For Diontae Johnson

    Pittsburgh Steelers new general manager Omar Khan said that the team would like to sign wide receiver Diontae Johnson to an extension, but the current market is making things complicated. "We want Diontae and we are excited to have Diontae a part of this team. We hope he is going to be a Steeler for a long time," Khan said. The Steelers just signed kicker Chris Boswell to a four-year, $20 million extension, which ties him with Ravens kicker Justin Tucker as the highest-paid kicker in the league. Minkah Fitzpatrick is also the highest-paid safety, and T.J. Watt is the highest-paid linebacker in the NFL. But historically, the Steelers haven't paid receivers on multi-year deals pas their first contract, with the exceptions being Hines Ward and Antonio Brown. The market value for receivers has blown up this offseason, and it's unclear if the Steelers are comfortable giving Johnson what he thinks he's worth after his first 1,000-yard season in 2021.

    Aug 2 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Diontae Johnson "Holding In" During Training Camp

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson still figures to be the top receiver on the team in 2022, but he's going to be catching passes from a new quarterback after Ben Roethlisberger's retirement. Johnson is also missing time early in training camp while "holding in" while looking for a new contract, giving rookies George Pickens and Calvin Austin III more opportunities to build chemistry with quarterbacks Mitch Trubisky and Mason Rudolph. The 26-year-old Johnson may not see the lion's share of the targets like he did last year when he set career-highs with 107 receptions, 1,161 yards and eight touchdowns in 16 games. Johnson will be targeted as a high-end WR2 in fantasy drafts, but he could be a bit of a bust given the team's new QB situation.

    Aug 2 · Source via Steelers Diontae Johnson
  • Latest On Diontae Johnson

    Yesterday saw another high-profile wideout from the 2019 class sign a massive extension, turning attention even further to Steelers receiver Diontae Johnson. He could be the next in line to secure a new contract, and knowing that, he has mostly been a spectator so far at training camp.  Mark Kaboly of The Athletic notes that the […]

    Jul 29 · Pro Football Rumors Steelers Diontae Johnson
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