How much do you read into Tomlin's comments about David Johnson playing TE
If you heard Tomlin's presser yesterday before practice, he was asked about how the fullback competition is going and DJ's move from tight end. He stated that the coaches haven't fully made up their mind yet on the move of David Johnson from TE to strictly FB. He mentions that they like his versatility being able to play both positions and that we'll see him play TE during preseason too.
If Johnson makes this team it will be because he can play both positions but so help me if they cut Will in favor of David on on just the fullback position then something is wrong. Why do people think DJ is this great lead blocker? It's not like he's decleating a linebacker or blowing open a hole like Danny Kreider or Timmy Lester used too.
If Will proves to be the better blocker then he should make the team, period. If you want to keep DJ around as a backup to both positions then so be it especially after Saunders gets back from his suspension.