Updating the Steelers’ salary cap situation following the Diontae Johnson contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers are chugging through 2022 training camp and are about a week away from their first preseason game. While there cold continue to be some swapping of players throughout training camp, there is always the chance something else changes things whether large or small. As reports come in of these deals well before … Read more

Tim Benz: Steelers, Diontae Johnson had to give up a lot to settle on contract

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The Steelers’ new contract with wide receiver Diontae Johnson sums up that old adage from business negotiations. A fair deal for both sides probably means that neither side is completely happy with the contract that has been signed. I don’t think that always has to be true. Look at Sidney Crosby’s 12-year, $104 million deal … Read more

Why Omar Khan Crushed It On Diontae Johnson Contract Extension – Steelers Depot

Before practice got underway Thursday, it was announced that the Pittsburgh Steelers had signed wide receiver Diontae Johnson to a contract extension. Per initial reports on the signing, Johnson agreed on a two-year, $36.71 million extension that would keep the WR under contract with Pittsburgh through the 2024 season. Johnson was on the books for … Read more

Mark Madden: Training camp ‘hold-in’ accomplishes nothing for Steelers’ Diontae Johnson

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Diontae Johnson lost his hold-in. He won’t acknowledge that. But he has. The Steelers won’t give Johnson what he wants: A contract extension with an average annual value of $20 million or more. Negotiation won’t change that. The Steelers don’t often give receivers a second contract. Hines Ward and Antonio Brown were exceptions. Johnson isn’t … Read more

Tim Benz: It’s what Steelers GM Omar Khan did not say about Diontae Johnson’s contract that matters most

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Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Omar Khan made his feelings about Diontae Johnson abundantly clear Tuesday. He wants him on the team. This year and moving forward. One thing Khan didn’t make quite as obvious is that he wants Johnson to stay at the franchise’s preferred salary. Not the vastly expanding going rate set for receivers … Read more