Steelers Sign RB Gus Johnson To Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers made one minor transaction on Wednesday and it involves the shuffling of a few running backs on their practice squad.

Signed to the Steelers practice squad on Wednesday was running back Gus Johnson and he takes the spot of running back Dreamius Smith, who is now on the Injured list.

Johnson entered the league in 2015 as an undrafted free agent with the Oakland Raiders after playing his college football at Stephen F. Austin. He was last with the San Diego Chargers as a member of their practice squad after also spending time with the Atlanta Falcons this season. Johnson also spent time with the Dallas Cowboys during the 2015 season.

During his four years at Stephen F. Austin, Johnson rushed for 3892 yards and 51 touchdowns and also caught 57 passes for 419 yards and another score.

Below are Johnson’s’ 2015 combine numbers:

Height: 5095
Weight: 215
40 Yrd Dash: 4.70
20 Yrd Dash: 2.72
10 Yrd Dash: 1.63
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 26
Vertical Jump: 36 1/2
Broad Jump: 10’00”
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.13
3-Cone Drill: 7.09

  • Rotten Sircus

    I don’t get why we’re signing RB’s ..? but Okay ..!

  • Sam Clonch

    Things that mike you say “meh”.

  • John Noh

    I prefer him as a broadcaster on Fox.

  • Brantley Stockton

    I hope we hold on to Dreamius. All time great name.

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  • Chris

    First I wondered why the Steelers were signing a lawyer to thier practice squad (DeMaurice Smith). Then I realized my mistake.

  • Chris

    Good job in pulling a photo of this guy with two of his former teams in the shot.

  • Pretty sure I could beat him in a 40 yard dash. He’s got me on bench though lol

  • John Pennington

    Could use a defensive lineman or safety.

  • Bill

    He was signed because Tomlin knows we’re going to the Big Dance and he can feed the coaching staff the inside scoop on Dallas.