The Pittsburgh Steelers have now come to terms with another one of their exclusive rights free agents.
On Friday, Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that safety Jordan Dangerfield will sign a one-year, $540,000 exclusive rights tender and that means he should be back in training camp once again competing for a roster spot.
Dangerfield, who registered 16 total tackles in 2016, played a total of 124 regular season snaps. His first career start came early in the season against the Kansas City Chiefs and he represented himself well in that game. He also was used as a core special teams player throughout the season.
Dangerfield originally joined the Steelers in 2014 as a futures player and has since spent quite a bit of time on the team’s practice squad. 2016 was his first year sticking on an NFL roster for a full season.
As of Friday afternoon the Steelers have now signed three of their exclusive rights free agents as fullback Roosevelt Nix and wide receiver Cobi Hamilton have also come to terms. Several more of the team’s exclusive rights free agent are expected to be re-signed in the coming days.