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    One of the biggest storylines from the ' 2022 training camp has been contract situation. While he is in Latrobe, Johnson as the Pro Bowl wideout continues to "hold in" for a new contract.Before the team took the Gary Sanchez Jersey practice field on Tuesday, new Steelers general manager Omar Khan addre sed Johnson's contract situation during a meeting with the media. Khan said that the team has engaged in conversations with Johnson's representatives."Conversations we have between Diontae and his representatives will stay between us," . "We won't discu s it publicly, but we've been in conversations."The fact that the Steelers have not addre sed Johnson's expiring rookie deal had led to some speculation that Johnson may not be part of the team's longterm plans. Dellin Betances Jersey Khan put that narrative to rest. "We want Diontae," Khan said. "We're excited to have Diontae as part of this team. We hope that he is going to be a Steeler for a long time." PIT WR #18 Khan mimicked what Steelers coach Mike Tomlin typically says when asked about players that aren't practicing. While he would obviously prefer to see Johnson practicing with his teammates, Khan said that the team is focused on evaluating the players who are practicing. He said that Johnson's absence has created more opportunities for the Steelers' younger wideouts. While he didn't mention them by name, Khan was likely referring to rookies and . Johnson's presence has also allowed , the ' second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, an opportunity to show the what he can do in the pa sing game."I can't speak for Coach T," Khan said, "but obviously, like I mentioned, you wish you had everybody out there practicing. Our focus is on the Randy Johnson Jersey guys out there practicing. We're taking the opportunity to evaluate those guys and see how they connect." As far as Johnson's contract, the Steelers weren't helped by the recent boom in salaries for top-shelf receivers. Five years ago, the Steelers made the highest-paid wideout in league history when he signed a deal that paid him an average of $17 million a season. Now, 14 receivers make at least $20 million annually, with several big-name receivers receiving hefty contracts and extensions this offseason. Johnson, who is slated to make just under $3 million this season, has a current market value that would pay him roughly $ Didi Gregorius Jersey 21.5 million annually, according to Spotrac."I think it's a function of the times and the system that we're in," Khan said of the salary increase for receivers. "It's part of the proce s. I a sume, regardle s of the position, those things are just going to keep growing. The CBA grows, the contracts will grow."One thing that is clear is that both the Steelers and Johnson want to continue their partnership beyond this season (Johnson recently said that ). The i sue is whether or not Johnson will be content to play one Wade Boggs Jersey more year under his rookie deal. Given the Steelers' long-standing tradition of not negotiating contracts in-season, the two sides have until Sept. 5 to come to terms on a contract before Pittsburgh kicks things off in Cincinnati in Week 1.

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