Former Browns S John Johnson III could be perfect replacement for Terrell Edmunds

On Wednesday, the Cleveland Browns chose to cut safety John Johnson III as a post-June 1 designated cut. This means Johnson’s salary stays on the Browns books until June 1 but he is a free agent and able to sign with any team he wants now.

This pertains to the Pittsburgh Steelers because they could have a significant need for a safety. Pittsburgh was able to re-sign Damontae Kazee but starting strong safety Terrell Edmunds remains a free agent. Last offseason Edmunds and the Steelers did a similar dance with Edmunds testing free agency before returning to the team on a one-year contract. If Edmunds finds free agency more lucrative this time around, Johnson is the perfect replacement.

Johnson topped 100 tackles for the third time in his seven-year career in 2022. Johnson also forced two fumbles, recovered two fumbles and had one interception.

Let us know in the comments if you would be OK with Johnson as a replacement if Edmunds signs somewhere else.

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Story originally appeared on Steelers Wire