Johnson was released by Pittsburgh on Saturday, the team's official site reports. The veteran was let go in order to make room for the activation of L.J. Fort from the practice squad. Given his track record, it wouldn't be surprising if he lands elsewhere sooner than later.
Johnson was released by the Steelers on Saturday. Somebody on the 53-man roster needed to be let go in order to fully activate the returning Le'Veon Bell, and Johnson was the odd man out. The 29-year-old figures to be a candidate to land on the team's practice squad.
Johnson (hamstring) doesn't appear on Wednesday's injury report. Johnson's preseason hamstring injury seems to be a thing of the past. However, he's entering the season as nothing more than a reserve linebacker and is firmly off the IDP radar.
Johnson (ankle) was active for last Friday's preseason game against the Giants. Johnson was placed on injured reserve last November after hurting his ankle in the Steelers' bout with the Cowboys, but he made his return to the field Friday and managed to record two tackles. It appears as though the reserve linebacker will be fully healthy for the start of the regular season.
Johnson (ankle) signed a one-year contract with the Steelers on Wednesday, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Johnson ended his 2016 campaign on injured reserve with an ankle injury. He'll be looking to secure a depth linebacker position in 2017.