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Will Johnson | Running Back | #46

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 238
College: West Virginia
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Will Johnson will back up DeAngelo Williams at running back Thursday against the Patriots.
Johnson is really more of an H-back than a conventional ball carrier but with Le'Veon Ball serving a two-game suspension, the Steelers have to think outside the box. The 32-year-old Williams is in rapid decline while pint-sized Dri Archer would probably break in half if the Steelers asked him to be anything more than a change-of-pace back. Pittsburgh's patchwork backfield will force Ben Roethlisberger to throw it early and often on Thursday night. Tue, Sep 8, 2015 01:42:00 PM

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Will Johnson will work with the running backs this week in preparation for Thursday's game against the Patriots.

With Le'Veon Bell suspended, the Steelers have just two running backs on their active roster. One is 32-year-old DeAngelo Williams; the other is pint-sized return man Dri Archer. Johnson was used exclusively at tight end during the preseason, though he does have experience at fullback. Ben Roethlisberger joked that Pittsburgh might go with an empty backfield this week. He might not be far off.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 11:28:00 AM

Steelers re-signed restricted free agent FB Will Johnson to a one-year, $1.542 million contract.

Johnson played 221 snaps as Le'Veon Bell's lead blocker last season, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 11 fullback. He also has 29 catches in three years.
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 06:45:00 PM

Steelers signed FB Will Johnson.

After using up his college eligibility in 2011, Johnson worked three jobs for the opportunity to impress scouts at West Virginia's Pro Day last week. The Steelers came away impressed after he blazed a 4.40 forty at 6'2/240 while leading all volunteers with 30 reps on the bench press.
Wed, Mar 21, 2012 09:14:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Landry Jones
3Dustin Vaughan
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3Fitzgerald Toussaint
4Daryl Richardson
5Rajion Neal
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
WR11Antonio Brown
2Markus Wheaton
3Issac Blakeney
4Eli Rogers
5Tobais Palmer
WR21Martavis Bryant
2Sammie Coates
3Levi Norwood
4Shakim Phillips
WR31Markus Wheaton
TE1Heath Miller
2Jesse James
3Matt Spaeth
4Rob Blanchflower
5Xavier Grimble
LT1Ali Villanueva
2Micah Hatchie
3Matt Feiler
4Brian Mihalik
LG1Chris Hubbard
C1Maurkice Pouncey
2Cody Wallace
3B.J. Finney
RG1David DeCastro
RT1Marcus Gilbert
2Mitchell Van Dyk
3Kelvin Palmer
K1Chris Boswell
2Shaun Suisham
3Ty Long