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Steelers Connected to Former All-Pro WR After Diontae Johnson Trade

The Pittsburgh Steelers added starting cornerback Donte Jackson through a trade on March 12. In the process, though, the Steelers created a big hole at wide receiver, giving up veteran Diontae Johnson. In the past four seasons, Johnson recorded 332 catches for 3,683 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns.

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On March 13, SI.com’s All Steelers’ Noah Strackbein proposed the idea of the Steelers replacing Johnson with former first-round pick Calvin Ridley.

“[Ridley] holds no connection to the Steelers but would be the biggest name they could sign on the open market,” wrote Strackbein.

“Ridley, 29, is coming off a 1,000-yard season with eight touchdowns.”

With the Jacksonville Jaguars last season, Ridley had 76 catches and 1,016 receiving yards with those 8 scores. He also had 23 rushing yards.

In 2020, Ridley posted 90 catches for 1,374 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns on his way to second-team All-Pro with the Atlanta Falcons.

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