The New York Giants and Will Johnson agreed to a two-year contract Monday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
An undrafted free agent in 2011, Johnson was active for all but one game with the Steelers since making his NFL debut in 2012. However, his usage was scaled back last season due to the presence of Roosevelt Nix, who logged more snaps on both offense (14 versus eight percent) and special teams (55 versus 49 percent). Upon joining the Giants, Johnson's ability to line up at fullback, running back, and tight end should help in the competition with fellow FB Nikita Whitlock.
Will Johnson was inactive Sunday for Pittsburgh's game against Denver.
The unrestricted free agent, continued to excel in his role as lead blocker this season, with the Pittsburgh Steelers ' rushing game finishing eighth in the league with a 4.4 average per carry. Johnson extended his consecutive regular season games played streak to 47, the third longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL fullbacks, but had just four carries for seven yards, and caught two of four targets for another 16 yards. As important as he is to Pittsburgh, Johnson has no fantasy relevance whatsoever.
But he did pay a visit to the end zone in the third quarter. His 1-yard blast began a second-half comeback that fell short.
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