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Steelers trade Diontae Johnson to Panthers for Donte Jackson

Diontae Johnson

Diontae Johnson, who the Carolina Panthers acquired on Tuesday in exchange for cornerback Donte Jackson, provided quarterback Bryce Young the top wide receiver he has been needing. The teams will trade later-round draft selections this year as part of the agreement. According to a person familiar with the agreement who spoke to The Associated Press, the Steelers will receive Carolina’s pick at No. 178 and the Panthers will receive Pittsburgh’s selection at No. 240. As it’s not official, the individual talked to the AP under condition of anonymity.

After five seasons with the Steelers, Diontae Johnson , 28, has 391 receptions for 4,363 yards and 25 touch downs. He signed a two-year agreement in August 2022, and he is now in the final season of that deal. Diontae Diontae Johnson , a 2021 Pro Bowler, has a $10 million salary cap this season. Later this week, a roster bonus of $3 million is due. The Panthers are happy to provide Young with an exceptional route runner by paying that bonus. In 2023, Carolina had a 2-15 season and finished lowest in the league in passing yards, with Adam Thielen frequently the only reliable receiving threat on the field.

Diontae Johnson is back, however his numbers were down slightly from the previous season. He was only able to play in 13 games because to a hamstring injury he sustained in the season opener, which contributed to his career-low 51 receiving total. Additionally, George Pickens, who emerged as quarterbacks Mitch Trubisky, Mason Rudolph, and Kenny Pickett’s preferred downfield threat, occasionally eclipsed him.

After Allen Robinson II was cut by the Steelers on Friday,

Pickens is now the team’s most accomplished wide receiver. After the team reached an agreement with nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson late on Sunday night, Pittsburgh will probably attempt to add another top target in free agency or the draft.

Among the notable wide receivers still without a job as of Tuesday night was Tyler Boyd of Cincinnati. Who excelled at the University of Pittsburgh before the Bengals selected him in the 2016 draft. After cutting safety Keanu Neal and experienced cornerback Patrick Peterson, the Steelers needed assistance in the secondary.

The Panthers, who selected the 28-year-old Jackson in the second round of the 2018 draft. Have had him start 76 games over the course of six seasons. Despite not having a pick in the previous season, Jackson has 14 career interceptions. In contrast to Joey Porter Jr., who had an outstanding debut season in 2023, he offers an experienced corner.

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