We have placed Brian Winters (torn ACL) on Injured Reserve and claimed OL Welsey Johnson off waivers from the Steelers.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 13, 2014
Johnson was a fifth-round draft pick of the Steelers a few months. Pittsburgh waived him a few days ago and S Ross Ventrone to their active roster.
Johnson started all 51 games he played in during his career at Vanderbilt. He lined up at numerous positions, although most of his starts came at left tackle. Johnson was named first-team All-SEC last year.