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Pittsburgh Steelers sign WR Diontae Johnson to two-year contract extension

The Pittsburgh Steelers and wide receiver Diontae Johnson have reached an agreement on a two-year contract extension, per ESPN's Kimberley A. Martin and Adam Schefter.

According to the report, the new deal is worth up to $39.5 million and includes $27 million guaranteed. The $18.355 million per year average ranks 17th in the league at the receiver position, between Saints star Michael Thomas ($19.25 million) and the Jaguars' Christian Kirk ($18 million).

Diontae Johnson: PFF grade and rank since 2019 (postseason included)
Season PFF grade Grade rank
2021 73.2 40 of 94
2020 70.4 60 of 101
2019 67.9 65 of 103

A third-round pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, Johnson has caught 254 of his 391 regular-season targets (65.0%) for 2,764 yards and 20 touchdowns since entering the league.

The Toledo product earned a career-high 74.6 receiving grade in 2021. He also recorded career-highs in targets (161), catches (107), yards (1,161), touchdowns (8) and yards per route run (1.89).

Since 2019, Johnson leads all receivers from his draft class in targets and receptions. He ranks second to only San Francisco's Deebo Samuel in yards after the catch (1,246) and missed tackles forced (45).

Johnson is the 42nd overall player on PFF's 2022 consensus fantasy football rankings.

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