Steelers Bring Back Unrestricted Free Agent LB Steven Johnson

The Steelers re-signed their second unrestricted free agent, backup linebacker and special teams player Steven Johnson, to a one-year contract, Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Johnson, a five-year veteran, earned $760,000 in base salary last season, the NFL minimum. The minimum this season for a player with Johnson’s experience is $775,000.

Johnson, who turns 29 in March, appeared in six games with the Steelers before injuring his ankle in Week 10 against the Dallas Cowboys. He was placed on injured reserve and missed the remainder of the season.

Johnson had six special teams tackles on the season. He did not have a snap on defense.

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