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Reports: Panthers trade for Steelers wideout Diontae Johnson

Diontae Johnson action shot

CHARLOTTE — The Panthers addressed their need for a playmaker on offense in a significant way.

According to multiple published reports, including from NFL Network, the Panthers agreed to trade for Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson Tuesday.

The deal will reportedly be for cornerback Donte Jackson and a swap of late-round picks. The Panthers will send the Steelers a sixth-rounder (178th overall) and will get a seventh-rounder (240th) back.

Johnson has one year left on his existing contract.

He caught 51 passes for 717 yards last year for the Steelers, but that was well off his previous numbers.

He caught 86, 107, and 88 passes for the Steelers the previous three seasons.

The 5-foot-10, 183-pound Johnson gives them another weapon for Bryce Young, after they spent Monday shoring up his protection by reportedly agreeing to deals with guards Robert Hunt and Damien Lewis.

Check out photos from the Lowe's NFL Experience, where Panthers quarterback Bryce Young and Panthers Legend Luke Kuechly interacted with fans, tossed some footballs and even made pancakes.

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