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Report: Steelers showing interest in trade for Rams CB Trumaine Johnson

Reports are stating the Steelers are one of a couple teams interested in a possible trade for Rams CB Trumaine Johnson.

NFL: Los Angeles Rams-Minicamp Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t often execute trades, but they do when they feel it is necessary. Like they did when trading for Brandon Boykin prior to the 2015 season, the Steelers are reportedly showing interest in possibly trading for Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson.

Per CBS Jason LaConfora:

"The Rams have been open to other trade options as well, though this deal of Gaines makes it even less likely they move top corner Trumaine Johnson, who is making $17 million this season after being franchised a second straight year," La Canfora wrote. "Sources said the Steelers have been among the teams sniffing around on a possible Johnson trade."

News like this could sometimes mean a team simply put a call in about a player, not that a trade was imminent. Nonetheless, the Steelers have been linked to this, and you have to wonder just what, or who, would be involved in a trade which would involve a player with such a ridiculous salary for the 2017 season.

Follow BTSC as we keep our eyes and ears open for any news, or rumors, on this potential trade to load up the team’s defensive secondary.