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Steelers Re-sign Exclusive Rights Free Agent TE Xavier Grimble

Another day and another transaction for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

On Tuesday, Steelers tight end Xavier Grimble signed his one-year exclusive rights tender, according to Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The amount of the one-year contract is expected to be $540,000.

Grimble, who entered the NFL in 2014 as an undrafted free agent with the New York Giants, was originally signed by the Steelers to their practice squad in September of 2015 following him being waived by San Francisco 49ers.

After spending the entire 2015 season on the Steelers practice squad, Grimble made the 53-man roster in 2016 out of training camp. The USC product caught 11 passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns during the regular season and played a total of 197 offensive snaps.

Grimble is now the sixth exclusive rights free agent re-signed by the Steelers so far this offseason as kicker Chris Boswell, running back Fitzgerald Toussaint, safety Jordan Dangerfield, fullback Roosevelt Nix and wide receiver Cobi Hamilton all previously signed their one-year contracts.

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