David Johnson: 'It feels great to be back in practice'

David Johnson #85 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs during a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on August 9, 2012
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Pittsburgh Steelers tight end David Johnson says that he was excited to take part in practice yesterday for the first time since tearing his ACL a year ago.

David Johnson has said that it "feels great" to be back in practice with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Yesterday, the tight end took part in his first drills with the team since tearing a knee ligament in a pre-season game against the Philadelphia Eagles last year.

The 25-year-old told the team's website: "It feels great. I have been at it a long time. I was really excited to get back out there today, finally put on the pads and be out there with the guys.

"I am confident. I am excited to get back out here. I know if I focus on getting out here and playing and doing what I need to do, everything will be all right. I feel great.

"I knew it would be a long road. I just kept my faith in God and just kept working hard. I knew at the end I would be all right."

Johnson could feature in the Steelers' pre-season game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday.

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