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

Steelers 2022 Training Camp Diary: Day Eight – Steelers Depot

A solid Day Eight of Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp that saw the team back in pads. That should remain the story for tomorrow’s Friday Night Lights practice at Latrobe High School. Expecting a monster crowd there. But until then, let’s talk about what went down Thursday. We are thrilled to again have Len Testa and … Read more

Must-see NFL rookies in the preseason: 49ers’ Drake Jackson, Steelers’ George Pickens worth a closer look

The NFL preseason officially kicks off Thursday as the Las Vegas Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars meet in the Hall of Fame game. The game is a good reason to reflect on pre-draft biases and single out some rookies who I am most excited to see during the preseason. The Trojan ranked No. 25 overall on … Read more

First Call: Steelers floated as trade partner for Bears’ tackle; Steel Curtain snubbed on ESPN list; Josh Bell’s Padres debut

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In Thursday’s “First Call,” members of the Steel Curtain have been snubbed by ESPN. The Steelers are being connected to an offensive tackle who is potentially getting traded. Ex-Pirate Josh Bell played his first game with his new team. And Gerrit Cole suffers through an unbelievable first inning in Yankee Stadium. Reclamation project? The Steelers … 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

Steelers inside the ropes: Mitch Trubisky continues to fail to get offense into end zone

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Forget long scoring drives. In a training-camp simulation, Mitch Trubisky is having trouble directing the offense into the end zone given four plays from 2 yards out. Trubisky, the free-agent signee, has taken first-team quarterback reps throughout every portion of every practice of Pittsburgh Steelers camp so far. During the traditional practice-opening 2-point conversion simulation … Read more