Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that he doesn't anticipate any contract-related training camp drama from wide receiver Diontae Johnson, even as the Pro Bowler seeks a long-term extension ahead of a contract year. Johnson, however, isn't promising he won't skip practice at some point. Despite reporting to camp Wednesday and emphasizing he wants to remain with Pittsburgh in 2022 and beyond, the wideout implied that his agent may advise against full participation in camp absent a new deal.
"We'll see," Johnson said when asked about his practice availability. The fourth-year veteran added that if it were up to him, he'd be a full participant, but that other factors are at play. He explained that he's spoken with teammates T.J. Watt, Cameron Heyward and Minkah Fitzpatrick about their own previous contract negotiations with the team, reiterating his desire to strike a deal with the Steelers.