Report: Steelers Sign Former WVU TE Will Johnson & Bring Back WR Wes Lyons
According to Geoff Coyle of West Virginia Illustrated, the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed former West Virginia wide tight end Will Johnson after after impressing Pittsburgh scouts at the West Virginia Pro Day this past Friday. Johnson measures in at nearly 6 feet, 2 inches and weighed 242 pounds. He did 30 reps of 225 at the WVU pro day and posted an unofficial 40 time of 4.49 seconds. Johnson reportedly had a few teams interested in him last year during his own pro day, but he never was signed. Coyle reports that Johnson said that he has not been told specifically what position he will play, but he is preparing to play an H-back role.
Also according to Coyle, the Steelers also signed wide receiver Wes Lyons. who was with the Steelers during training camp and preseason last season. Lyons is known for his size at 6 foot 9 inches. He caught 3 passes for 63 yards in the 4 preseason games last year and was released prior to the start of the season.