The Pittsburgh Steelers offseason isn’t even a week old and it appears as though the team will comes to terms with at least one of their exclusive rights free agents on Friday
According to Jacob Klinger of pennlive.com, the Steelers will sign fullback Roosevelt Nix to a one-year, $615,000 contract Friday morning.
This news shouldn’t come as a surprise being as Nix is set to be an exclusive rights free agent. In short, he has no choice but to accept a one-year contract for the minimum for a player with his accrued years of experience.
Nix has been an excellent fullback and special teams player for the Steelers over the course of the last two seasons. He first made the Steelers 53-man roster in 2015 after being signed to a futures contract earlier that year.
Nix, who played defensive end in college at Kent State, entered the NFL in 2014 with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent. He failed to catch on with a team in 2014 after bring waived by the Falcons.
Nix played 100 offensive snaps during the 2016 regular season after missing the first five games due to a back injury. Nix recorded 8 total special teams tackles during the regular season in addition to catching two passes for 5 yards.