Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 8/13/12
Pittsburgh Steelers FB/TE David Johnson was waived on Monday by the team. Since he was on a 1 yr deal they could place him on a waived/injured list and then free up the roster spot for another player, in this case free agent Justin Peelle who signed a 1 yr deal. He will wear #47 according to the press release on the team’s website. Bob Labriola of Steelers.com tweeted out the information this evening: Signed is veteran TE Justin Peelle. David Johnson is waived injured, because he’s on a 1-year deal. DJ was having one of his best camps to date, and Mike Tomlin spoke highly of the young man as he showed great versatility, something the Steelers always value, in both the fullback and tight end role.Even the talk of Johnson being moved to a full time fullback wasn’t enough to make Tomlin pigeon hole him into just 1 role, saying that he’s been doing great and that we’d see him in preseason at TE. He did play that position to open the game, and finished with 2 catches for 13 yds before le...
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