Steelers’ David Johnson enjoying move to fullback

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Those numbers are fine by Johnson, who doesn’t expect to be handed the ball by Roethlisberger. Johnson’s last carry as a running back came during Pop Warner.

“I’m OK if I get a couple of passes in the flat,” he said.

Anything to stay on the team. Johnson knew his role as the team’s No. 2 tight end behind Miller was in jeopardy after the rise of rookie Weslye Saunders last season and the signing of veteran Leonard Pope.

He accepted the move with open arms, knowing being more versatile can only help him stick around.

Besides, being a fullback may be the quickest way to the Pro Bowl. Though the position is increasingly rare, the best at it still earn a trip to Hawaii at the end of the season.

Johnson doesn’t see why he can’t find his way there next January if the Steelers aren’t in the Super Bowl.

“I hope so,” he said with a laugh.

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