Jun 9, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (18) participates in minicamp at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Steelers reach 2-year extension with WR Diontae Johnson

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Pro Bowl wide receiver Diontae Johnson have agreed on a two-year extension worth at least $36.71 million, multiple outlets reported Thursday.

The deal extends Johnson through the 2024 season and is worth up to $39.5 million, with incentives, and includes $27 million guaranteed, per ESPN.

Johnson, who had been a hold-in during training camp, was set to make $2.79 million this season in the final year of his rookie deal.

Johnson, 26, caught 107 passes for 1,161 yards and eight touchdowns for the Steelers in 2021, earning his first Pro Bowl appearance.

For his career, Johnson has 254 catches for 2,764 yards and 20 TDs in 47 games (39 starts) since being taken in the third round of the 2019 draft by Pittsburgh.

–Field Level Media

Dec 26, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (18) runs the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers WR Dionte Johnson off COVID list after 1 day

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday, just one day after he was placed on it.

The Steelers (8-7-1) visit the Baltimore Ravens (8-8) on Sunday in the regular-season finale. Pittsburgh can clinch a playoff berth win a win as well as an Indianapolis Colts’ loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars and any result other than a tie in the Las Vegas Raiders-Los Angeles Chargers game.

Johnson erupted for 105 receiving yards and two touchdowns in Pittsburgh’s 20-19 victory over Baltimore on Dec. 5.

Johnson, 25, has recorded team-leading — and career-high — totals in catches (100), receiving yards (1,110) and receiving touchdowns (eight) in 15 games (14 starts) this season. He has 247 catches for 2,713 yards and 20 scores in 46 career games since being selected by the Steelers in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Cornerback Joe Haden and rookie center Kendrick Green remain on the reserve/COVID-19 list for the Steelers.

Pittsburgh also announced linebacker Buddy Johnson has been placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.

–Field Level Media

Jan 3, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (18) warms up before he game against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers place Diontae Johnson, Kendrick Green on COVID list

The Pittsburgh Steelers placed wide receiver Diontae Johnson and rookie center Kendrick Green on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday.

Johnson, 25, has recorded team-leading — and career-high — totals in catches (100), receiving yards (1,110) and receiving touchdowns (eight) in 15 games (14 starts) this season. He has 247 catches for 2,713 yards and 20 scores in 46 career games since being selected by the Steelers in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Rookie running back Najee Harris (70 receptions), wide receiver Chase Claypool (54) and rookie tight end Pat Freiermuth (54) likely could see more targets for Pittsburgh (8-7-1), which visits the Baltimore Ravens (8-8) in the season finale on Sunday.

The Steelers need a win to keep their faint playoff hopes alive.

Green, 23, started the Steelers’ first 15 games this season before sitting out their 26-14 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Monday with a calf injury. He was selected by Pittsburgh in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

–Field Level Media

Oct 25, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (18) and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) celebrate after a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers’ Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson to play vs. Packers

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson were listed as full participants in practice on Friday and do not carry an injury designation into this weekend’s game against the host Green Bay Packers.

Fellow wide receiver Chase Claypool, however, did not participate in Friday’s practice due to a hamstring injury. He is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Packers (2-1) at Lambeau Field.

Claypool, 23, has 15 catches for a team-leading 211 receiving yards and no touchdowns this season for the Steelers (1-2).

Smith-Schuster, 24, sustained injured ribs in Pittsburgh’s 24-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday. He had three catches for 25 yards against the Bengals, raising his season totals to 13 receptions for 118 yards with no touchdowns.

Johnson, 25, is working his way past a knee injury. He has 14 catches for 141 yards and one touchdown in two games this season.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (pectoral) and linebackers T.J. Watt (groin) and Alex Highsmith (groin) were listed as full participants in Friday’s practice. The three players do not carry an injury designation into Sunday’s game.

Offensive tackles Rashaad Coward (ankle) and Chukwuma Okorafor (concussion) and defensive tackle Carlos Davis (knee) did not practice on Friday. Those three players have been ruled out versus Green Bay.

–Field Level Media

Sep 19, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Nate Hobbs (39) defends Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (18) after a catch during the third quarter at Heinz Field. Las Vegas won 26-17. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers WR Diontae Johnson not seriously injured Sunday

Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson avoided a serious knee injury Sunday when he crumpled into a heap on the final play of Pittsburgh’s loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Johnson grabbed his knee and grimaced as he hit the turf, but head coach Mike Tomlin said Monday the Steelers consider Johnson week-to-week following further evaluation.

The Steelers were hit hard by injuries on Sunday with cornerback Joe Haden (groin) inactive, outside linebacker T.J. Watt (groin) leaving the game and defensive lineman Tyson Alualu carted off with a fractured ankle. Alualu could miss 4-6 weeks.

Johnson led the Steelers with nine receptions for 105 yards and was targeted a team-high 12 times in Week 2.

Johnson was also targeted a team-high 10 times in Week 1 at Buffalo and caught five passes for 36 yards and a toe-dragging touchdown against the Bills.

The Steelers (1-1) play the Cincinnati Bengals (1-1) on Sunday.

–Field Level Media

Sep 27, 2020; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (18) runs after a catch against Houston Texans strong safety Justin Reid (20) and safety A.J. Moore (33) during the second quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 28-21. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

WR Johnson back at practice with Steelers

Wide receiver Diontae Johnson is out of concussion protocol and back to practice with the Pittsburgh Steelers, coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday.

He is expected to be a full participant at practice this week.

Johnson was injured in the Steelers’ 28-21 win over the Houston Texans on Sept. 27 when he was hit hard by safety A.J. Moore and linebacker Dylan Cole after rushing for 9 yards on a reverse with 7:15 left before halftime.

The 24-year-old did not have a catch on two targets against the Texans after tallying 14 receptions for 149 yards and a touchdown in the first two games.

A third-round pick by Pittsburgh in the 2019 NFL Draft, Johnson has 73 career catches for 829 yards and six scores in 19 games.

Practices will determine whether fullback Derek Watt (hamstring) and defensive back Marcus Allen (foot) will play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, Tomlin said.

The Steelers (3-0) had an unexpected bye last weekend when their game against the Titans was postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak in Tennessee. The game was rescheduled for Oct. 25.

–Field Level Media

Dec 29, 2019; Baltimore, Maryland, USA;  Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (18) runs with the ball in third quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitchell Layton-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers WR Johnson leaves with concussion

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson was being evaluated for a concussion and ruled out for the rest of Sunday’s game against the visiting Houston Texans.

Johnson sustained the possible concussion when he was hit hard by safety A.J. Moore and linebacker Dylan Cole after rushing for 9 yards on a reverse with 7:15 left before halftime.

The 24-year-old did not have a catch on two targets against the Texans after tallying 14 receptions for 149 yards and a touchdown in the first two games.

A third-round pick by Pittsburgh in the 2019 NFL Draft, Johnson entered Sunday with 73 career catches for 829 yards and six scores in 18 games.

The Steelers also ruled fullback Derek Watt out for the rest of the game with a hamstring injury.

–Field Level Media

Sep 14, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) gains yards after catch as New York Giants linebacker Kyler Fackrell (51) tackles during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers WR Johnson returns to practice, JuJu does not

The Pittsburgh Steelers saw the return to practice of Diontae Johnson on Thursday, however fellow wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was unable to participate for the second straight day.

Johnson, who is nursing a toe injury, leads the Steelers (2-0) with 14 catches and 149 receiving yards.

Smith-Schuster, who is being plagued by an ailing knee, has 13 receptions for 117 yards and a team-high two touchdowns.

Right guard David DeCastro was a full participant in practice for the second straight day after missing the first two games with a knee injury.

Defensive lineman Tyson Alualu (knee) was a full participant after missing Wednesday’s practice.

–Field Level Media