The Pittsburgh Steelers made a roster move on Monday as they signed free agent tight end Justin Peelle and waived fullback David Johnson injured.
Peelle was originally drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fourth round of the 2002 NFL draft after playing his college football at Oregon. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an unrestricted free agent in 2006 and spent two seasons with them. Peelle hooked on with the Atlanta Falcons in 2008, where he played three more seasons. Last season Peele played with the San Francisco 49ers.
For his career, Peelle has 123 regular season receptions for 1,003 yards to go along with 12 touchdowns. He is listed at 6 foot 4, 251 pounds. He also has experience as a fullback and has 25 career tackles to his credit in addition.
Johnson, who signed a one-year, $1.26 million restricted tender this offseason, will likely be placed on the Steelers injured reserve list after he clears waivers. Johnson tore both his ACL and MCL this past Thursday night in the Steelers first preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles.