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Steelers reportedly trading Diontae Johnson to the Carolina Panthers

The Pittsburgh Steelers are continually making moves, and they did so Tuesday evening when it became public the team is trading Diontae Johnson to the Carolina Panthers.

This per Adam Schefter of ESPN:

For those who have been paying attention to our work here at SCN, we reported from our source the Steelers were viewing Johnson as on the “open market” and were willing to listen to trade offers for the veteran wide receiver. The Panthers called, and the Steelers liked what they had to say.

So, what are the full trade details? Along with the Steelers saving money by trading Johnson, the team is moving up to Pick No. 178 in the 2024 NFL Draft. Essentially a 6th from Carolina for a 7th from Pittsburgh along with CB Donte Jackson.

This per Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network:

Some might scoff at the return for Johnson, but the amount of money many thought the Steelers would get from dumping Johnson’s final year will likely be negated by the signing of Jackson. However, they can always re-work the contract to help them with cap savings in 2024.

The Steelers wanted to “freshen up” the wide receiver room, and sending Johnson to the Panthers will certainly do that. Now they have to figure out how to fill out the wide receiver depth chart. They’ll have plenty of money, even after the signing of Patrick Queen, to get the job done.

Be sure to stay tuned to SCN for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they continue to make moves as the new league year officially begins Wednesday at 4pm EST.


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