As expected, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo has finally signed his one-year restricted tender.
RFA LB Anthony Chickillo has signed his tender, per source.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 20, 2018
Chickillo, who received a low original-round restricted tender from the Steelers ahead of the start of the 2018 league year in March, will now earn $1.907 million this upcoming season.
As a restricted free agent, Chickillo had an opportunity to sign an offer sheet from another team had one been presented to him. The Steelers would have then had the right to match the offer sheet and if they chose not to, they would have received a sixth-round draft selection from the other team as compensation.
As former NFL agent Joel Corry pointed out Friday morning, restricted free agents have until 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time tonight to sign offer sheets from other teams. In short, it’s not surprising that Chickillo didn’t receive an offer sheet from another team.
Chickillo, who was drafted by the Steelers in the sixth-round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Miami, has started nine regular season games in his first three years in Pittsburgh. Last season he registered 19 total tackles, 3 sacks and a pass defensed.
Assuming Chickillo sticks the entire 2018 season with the Steelers, he’ll be an unrestricted free agent next offseason.