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Diontae Johnson Says Goodbye to Steelers

The former Pittsburgh Steelers wideout says goodbye to his first NFL home.

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers moved on from their veteran wide receiver, sending Diontae Johnson to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for cornerback Donte Jackson. 

The move was somewhat expected as Johnson was approaching the final year of his contract and had a roster bonus due by the end of the week. Now officially headed elsewhere, the former third-round pick said goodbye to the city that drafted him. 

"Pittsburgh it’s been real! 5 years ago you brought me in and treated me like family from day one," Johnson wrote on Instagram. "I will always be grateful for the memories made and relationships I will forever cherish. To my teammates, coaches, staff, and the fans who were there through the good and bad.. thank you for allowing me to grow into the man I am today. 1️⃣8️⃣ out."

Johnson spent five years with the Steelers, catching 391 passes for 4,363 yards and 25 touchdowns. He earned one Pro Bowl appearance and grew into a veteran mentor for players like Calvin Austin. 

He'll now join the Panthers where he'll be viewed as a top option for second-year quarterback Bryce Young. 

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