Will Johnson


Recapping The Steelers 2016 Lost Free Agents

As of today, there’s exactly one month to go before the start of the 2017 free agent signing period. With that date now on the horizon, it’s time to look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agents from last year that wound up signing elsewhere during the 2016 offseason. Kelvin…





Tackle-Eligible, Fullback Sighted Late In Steelers’ Victory

You may recall that last week after the victory over Washington, I wondered why the Pittsburgh Steelers had chosen to use an inexperienced third tight end over a tackle-eligible option, which seemed to be their preferred method of getting an extra blocker on the field over the course of the…


2016 South Side Questions: Is The Tackle-Eligible On The Shelf?

The regular season is here, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are taking their practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, formerly known and still referred to as the ‘South Side’ facility of Heinz Field. While the real work is now upon us, there is plenty left to be done. And there…


Steelers’ Free Agent Losses: Where Are They Now?

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a large number of players from their 2015 53-man roster who hit free agency this past offseason, and, as you might recall, many of them ended up signing with other teams. Some of them even joined each other on the same roster. With us now on…


Roosevelt Nix Could Catch On To More Than Just A Roster Spot

When training camp opened last year, Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix really wasn’t anything, or anybody. He really wasn’t even a fullback, having signed with the team as a Reserve/Future player at inside linebacker, but moved to fullback because of the team’s depth already available there. Nix spent most of…


New Faces 2016: TE David Johnson

At this point in the offseason, we find that training camp is just around the corner for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the league, and a lot has changed for them over the course of the past several months. They have lost a number of players in free…


Door Now Wide Open For Xavier Grimble

Things have certainly changed for the Pittsburgh Steelers from a year ago when it comes to the tight end depth chart. Longtime veterans Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth are gone, and there have been no one-for-one replacements for either. Ladarius Green was the big free agent signing, but is a…


Steelers Better Insulated This Year At Backup Running Back Positions

With the news surfacing Friday morning concerning Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell possibly facing a four-game suspension, it sounds pretty evident that veteran DeAngelo Williams will more than likely start in his place a second straight season. This year, however, Williams’ backups could possibly be quite a bit better…


Show Me Something, David Johnson

With spring drills officially over, I think we all understand that we’re all in for a long haul, six weeks in total, between the end of minicamp and the start of training camp. You know the drill. There’s little new information coming out during this period, so it serves as…


Missing Pieces 2016 TE/FB Will Johnson

Now that we have completed our look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 90-man roster heading into training camp a bit under a month from now, it’s time to take a look back at the team’s 53-man roster from last year’s regular season, for the purpose of revisiting the contributions of the players…


Steelers Film Room: Why Didn’t Antonio Brown Catch That? Part 16

During this dead period of the NFL season I thought it would be fun to look back at the tremendous 2015 season that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown had as it relates to the targeted passes that he didn’t manage to catch. This series, however, should not be viewed…