The Pittsburgh Steelers are making quick work when it comes to signing a few of their soon-to-be exclusive rights free agents.
After it was reported earlier in the day that fullback Roosevelt Nix is being re-signed, the same can now be said for wide receiver Cobi Hamilton, according to Jacob Klinger of pennlive.com.
Exclusive rights free agents have no choice but to accept one-year tenders for the minimum amount associated with their accrued seasons. The Steelers entered the offseason with several exclusive rights free agents and only a few aren’t expected to be tendered one-year contracts.
Hamilton, who will likely sign a one-year, $540,000 tender for the 2017 season, was promoted from the Steelers practice squad in Week 6. He went on to catch 21 passes for 285 yards and three touchdowns during the regular season and had another four receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown in the playoffs.
Hamilton had 11 3rd down catches in 2016 and 9 of those moved the chains.
Hamilton, who was originally drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth-round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Arkansas, signed with the Steelers just after training camp had got underway.
After failing to make the Steelers initial 53-man roster, Hamilton was signed to the team’s 10-man practice squad.