The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed linebacker Steven Johnson, the team announced a short time ago. Fellow ILB L.J. Fort was released in a corresponding move.
We have re-signed LB Steven Johnson, and terminated LB L.J. Fort.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 12, 2017
Johnson has bounced on and off the roster since the end of the preseason.
Fort is a surprise cut after a strong preseason. He also had two tackles in Sunday’s opener against the Cleveland Browns. Johnson, who battled through a hamstring injury this year, recorded six tackles in 2016 before breaking his ankle.