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Steelers add former Bengal Brandon Johnson

Perhaps the best sign that the Bengals have become contenders is that the Steelers are signing their players. Linebacker Brandon Johnson, a special-teamer who appeared in every game during his four years with the Bengals, has jumped to the other side of the Ohio River rivalry.  The Steelers announced the move on Wednesday morning. Before…

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David Johnson Moves To Fullback

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — David Johnson had always served a hybrid role for the Pittsburgh Steelers, splitting time between tight end and fullback.

Wednesday we found out that Johnson will no longer serve that dual role, as running back Isaac Redman told the media that Johnson has moved specifically to fullback.

Johnson only spends time in meetings with running backs now.

The adjustments to be made throughout the depth chart because of Johnson’s move are not yet known.

It’s just another one of the changes the Steelers are making under new offensive coordinator Todd Haley.

“For me, being in the league a couple of years now, I am picking it up faster than the younger guys,” Redman said. “It’s not too difficult for us. Everybody is out here working together, helping each other out, discussing things so that when the season comes around we should be clicking on all cylinders.”

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Johnson Versus Johnson Training Camp Battle Appears To Be On The Horizon

The Pittsburgh Steelers have completed their first two OTA practices of the 2012 season and quite a good bit of information has come out since the team has reassembled this week in Pittsburgh. The past few days we received confirmation on what we already knew heading into the week and that is that there are two fullbacks on the roster in the form of David Johnson and Will Johnson. Running back Jonathan Dwyer let us know this on our podcast just prior to this week and fellow running back Isaac Redman confirmed it to the media on Wednesday.

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Steelers Visiting with LB Brandon Johnson and Kicker Dave Rayner

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The Steelers are talking to a couple free agents today, as the team is chatting with former former Bengals LB Brandon Johnson and veteran NFL kicker Dave Rayner.

Johnson played all three linebacker spots with 10 starts and been a special teams captain in his four years with the Bengals. The Steelers need linebackers, and adding Johnson would both help the Steelers and hurt the Bengals at the same time.

Johnson joined the Bengals in 2008, playing every regular season and post season game since, the longest active streak. Along with generating over 80 tackles during his first season with the team, Johnson generated 3.5 quarterback sacks, three interceptions, a forced fumble and 14 passes defensed throughout his Bengals career.

As for Rayner, he would challenge current Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham. Rayner has played with eight teams in as many years where he has racked up 65 field goals on 90 attempts and has made 77 of 78 extra points.

Rayner was with the Buffalo Bills last season.

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Steelers David Johnson Signs RFA Tender

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Steelers back up tight end/fullback David Johnson signed his RFA tender according to rotoworld.  Johnson will make $ 1.26 million this season.  He will now be fighting for playing time with Leonard Pope, Weslye Saunders and Will Johnson.  Johnson has been the teams main fullback in the past few seasons.  Will Johnson may take that role this year.  With the signing of Leonard Pope, Johnson must have thought it was time to get into offseason programs to keep his job.
I am not nor have I ever been a fan of Johnson.  He is not a good blocker and he is no threat in the passing game other than teams forget about him because he never does anything.  He will be here for this season and that may be it.

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Report: David Johnson Has Signed His One Year Restricted Tender Offer

Another Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent has reported signed his restricted tender today. According to Howard Balzer of ESPN Radio in St. Louis, tight end David Johnson signed his one-year restricted tender that will earn him $ 1.26 million this upcoming season.

Johnson was one of six restricted free agents tendered prior to the start of free agency. Ramon Foster is the only other Steelers player to sign his tender heading into today. That leaves Doug Legursky, Ryan Mundy, Keenan Lewis and Mike Wallace as the only restricted free agents that have yet to sign there tenders.

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Steelers Sign Wes Lyons and Will Johnson

The Steelers announced today the signings of TE Wes Lyons and FB Will Johnson to their offseason roster. This is the second consecutive offseason that Lyons (6-8, 233) has been on the Steelers’ off…

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NFL Draft Interview: Delvin Johnson, DT, Marshall

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BTSC’s Seton Hall and Steelers recently sat down with Marshall defensive tackle Delvin Johnson. After a solid three initial years for the Thundering Herd, Johnson came on his senior season, and has put himself in position to be selected in April’s NFL Draft. The interview was so good (along with a technical malfunction), Johnson was kind enough to be interviewed twice.

1. What would you say was the toughest moment of your life and how did it make you a better player and a better person?

a. My toughest moment of my life would had to be when i propped because i didn’t my grades did not qualify. I was forced to sit out of football for a year in order to get better grades. This moment made me a better football player because i did not take the sport for granted i realized that it could be taken away from you at any moment and it caused me to go harder.

2. What was the best moment of your life?

a. My best moment was starting my first game of my college career as a freshman. I then started to see all the hard work pay off and it was a good transition over for me. This was a very pivotal point in my career because it symbolized my crossing over from a boy to a man

3. What was your favorite moment in a college game?

a. My favorite moment in a college game was running out of the tunnel at marshall university. That place holds a very strong tradition and contains a lot of energy. Its just a wonderful place to play at and has the best fan support.

4. If you had to describe yourself to an NFL scout in three sentences or less what would you say?

a. I would say that i am a team oriented guy. I was raised by a married mother and father of 19 years so i understand the hard work that you blindly put in only to get results based on faith.

5. What is your biggest strength as a player? Weakness? How are you working to improve that weakness?

a. Biggest strength as a nose tackle would have to be my strength. I have great upper and lower body strength. My weakness i would say is my lateral quickness. I been working to improve that by aquatic workouts and treadmill workouts. So far i would say im seeing changes

6. What do you look for when you watch players like Raji and Hamtpon play the NT position?

a. when i watch the great nt’s play the position like Raji and hampton i just study their leverage and how they play the game. They have brought so much to the position where it is looked at differently than it used to be.

7. What have you been hearing for a draft grade? How are you working to improve that stock?

a. Right now im hearing that i have a late round grade. When i work i work to prove doubters wrong. I work for a job. That way i will never loose edge dont. Right now im just working and improving my qualities to open up some more eyes on pro-day.

8. What are you looking to prove at your pro day?

a. A strong pro-day will just solidify myself as a elite nose tackle. I think that i have been lost in the shuffle a little bit. So a strong pro-day will most definitely open up some more eyes.

9. What is your favorite NFL team and why? Have any NFL teams interviewed you yet?

a. My favorite team is the carolina panthers because i am from South Carolina. Growing up as a kid i seen where the franchise was started and where they are now. I have been rooting for them every since they started. So far i have a couple of teams want me to interview.

10. Who would you like to thank for where you are in your life today?

a. I would thank my parents for where im at today. I was lucky enough to have two loving parents that raised a young man the correct way. At an early age it was instilled in my brain that you get out what you put in and ive been living by that standard my whole life.

11. Were you heavily recruited out of High School? What was that process like?

a. I was heavily recruited out of hs. The process was fun because i was a 17 year old getting letters from schools i been watching all my life. i just did not have the grades to qualify and get into those schools.

12. How does the recruiting process compare to the NFL scouting process? What are some differences?

a. That process is a small picture compared to the nfl process. Because coming out of high school i knew that college was promised for at least 4 years and the nfl is not. Your body is your vehicle and it you keep it tuned up it will take you as far as you wanna go.

13. Did sitting out a year before playing at Marshall help you or hurt you?

a. Yes sitting out that year made me realize my gifts and not to take them for granted any more. it made the game more fun when i stepped on the field. It re energized me in a way.

14. What was it like playing with Vinny Curry?

a. Vinny Curry is one of my best friends. When something was wrong he knew and would make me laugh. It was really fun playing beside him. And if i got to play with him in the nfl it would be great and fun.

15. If you could change one thing in your game to make you more elite what would it be?

a. if i could change one thing to make me more elite it would be my pad level. Sometimes i have the tendency to play a little high and it i would play lower it would be better.

16. Who do you think your game resembles?

a. I watch nick fairly a lot. He is a really dominant player. My game resembles a prototype nose tackle. I am 324 and move really great for my size.

17. Do you watch the Steelers play a lot? Would you like to play in their organization?

a. I watch the steelers a lot. I love their aggressive style of defense that they play. I would absolutely love to be a part of that. I would be thankful for any opportunity i got though.

18. You said you played basketball in high school. Were you a good player and how did that help with football?

a. I played basketball throughout high school and was good at it. I reached 1,000 points my junior year and started varsity every since the 9th grade. But playing that sport you have to be agile and mobile. When i learned that football would probably take me farther than basketball it was a easy transition from the hardwoods to the grass. I took my foot work and mobility and it made me better as a football player.

19. Would you say you are built for a 4-3 or a 3-4?

a. I think i am versatile and could thrive in any system placed upon me. I am not a stranger to any of those systems i have played them both throughout my college career.

20. Fill in the blanks: In ten years I will be ________________

a. In ten years i will be in the latter part of my nfl career. I will be looking to retire and put my college degree to good use.

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Free Agents Analysis: FB/TE David Johnson

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Onward we continue with our player by player look at the Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Free Agents as do a complete breakdown of their 2011 season and look ahead to their pending 2012 free agency situation. The post we focus in on restricted free agent fullback/tight end David Johnson. Please check out the links at the bottom to the other free agent player analysis already completed.

Player: David Johnson

Position: Fullback/Tight End

Experience: 3 Years

Free Agent Status: Restricted

2011 Salary Cap Hit: $ 536,068.00

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