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Wesley Johnson Claimed Off Waivers

The Steelers waived OL Wesley Johnson on Friday so they could activate Ross Ventrone due to the injury to Shamarko Thomas. The Jets announce today that they have claimed Wesley Johnson off of waivers.

The official NFL transaction sheet is not out yet, but the announcement from the Jets official Twitter account doesn’t require confirmation. The Steelers drafted Johnson in the 5th round of the 2014 draft. Johnson was one of my favorite middle tier offensive line prospects. The Vanderbilt standout’s versatility made him hard to ignore, though I suspected he would need to add strength and move to the inside in the NFL. He was inactive for every game this season.

The Jets just lost G Brian Winters to an ACL injury, so they were in need of offensive line depth.

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