Ahead of the start of the new league year the Pittsburgh Steelers placed a right of first refusal restricted tender on tackle Chris Hubbard and with a few weeks remaining before the deadline for him to sign an offer sheet from another team he has now been re-signed, according to the official NFL transaction report.
Hubbard, a former undrafted free agent out of Alabama-Birmingham, is now scheduled to earn $1.797 million as a result of him signing his one-year tender.
Hubbard started three games at right tackle last season for the Steelers when Marcus Gilbert was sidelined with an ankle injury. He also started another game as a tight end and played a total of 325 offensive snaps during the regular season.
With Hubbard now re-signed, cornerback Ross Cockrell is now the only Steelers restricted free agent that has yet to re-sign. Cockrell, who received an original round tender from the Steelers in the amount of $1.797 million, has until April 21 to sign an offer sheet from another team.