The Steelers signed a couple of impending exclusive rights free agents recently and they moved on to a player who was set to hit the open market on Wednesday.
The team announced that they have re-signed linebacker Steven Johnson to a one-year deal. Johnson was on track to be an unrestricted free agent next month.
Johnson signed with the Steelers last year, but only saw action in six games due to an ankle injury that forced him to injured reserve. He had six tackles and a forced fumble in those appearances.
Johnson played 16 games for the Titans in 2015 and spent the first three years of his career with the Broncos. The Steelers have 12 other unrestricted free agents-to-be, including running back Le’Veon Bell and linebacker Lawrence Timmons.