Mitchell Trubisky will have the Steelers' No. 1 wideout by his side when he makes his debut as Pittsburgh's starting quarterback Sunday against the Bengals. Diontae Johnson, who was limited at the start of the week with a shoulder injury, told reporters Friday that he will play Sunday after being a full participant during Pittsburgh's past two practices. Johnson sustained the injury during the Steelers' final preseason game.
Johnson is coming off a 2021 season that saw him earn Pro Bowl honors for the first time. The former third-round pick out of Toledo set career highs with 107 receptions for 1,161 yards and eight touchdowns while helping the Steelers clinch a playoff berth for a second straight year. Johnson's success last season led to him signing a two-year, $36.71 million extension this summer that keeps him in Pittsburgh through the 2024 season.