The Pittsburgh Steelers season ended Sunday in Denver and already they’ve managed to re-sign a few of their free agents.
On Tuesday, the team announced that fullback Roosevelt Nix and guard/tackle Chris Hubbard have both signed one-year contracts. That’s not too surprising being as both were scheduled to be exclusive rights free agents.
When a player is an exclusive rights free agent, they must accept a one-year deal for a minimum salary associated with their accrued years in the league.
While Nix ended the 2015 season on the Steelers Reserve/Injured list with a foot injury, he played extremely well as a fullback on offense in addition to being a core special teams member. As for Hubbard, a former undrafted free agent, he saw limited playing time in 2015 on the offensive line at both tackle and as an extra blocker on the end of the line.
In the coming days or weeks, you can expect the team to re-sign cornerback Ross Cockrell as well as he is also scheduled to be an exclusive rights free agent.