The Pittsburgh Steelers were in the market for inside linebacker depth after the departures of Sean Spence and Terence Garvin, and they have found a player to help them in their search by signing former Denver Broncos and Tennessee Titans linebacker Steven Johnson to a one year contract.
We have agreed to a one-year contract with free agent LB Steven Johnson.— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) March 25, 2016
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Johnson will join a depth chart with Jordan Zumwalt and L.J. Fort as the primary backup inside linebackers, but he also will be a great pick up for the Steelers special teams unit.
"I am looking forward to coming in and putting my best foot forward and helping this team win another one of those Super Bowls you have out there," Johnson told Steelers.com. "That is something I want to be a part of. Coming here and seeing the tradition and history, I had a good feeling about it. I wanted to be a part of a winning organization because I am a winner. I wanted to be a part of a championship team. I want to come here and contribute any way I can."
The Steelers had hosted a pair of inside linebackers earlier this month, but decided on Johnson to aid in not only linebacker duties, but also a special teams player with experience.