The Pittsburgh Steelers are indeed on the hunt for another tight end.
According to Field Yates of espn.com, the Steelers put in a waiver claim on former Arizona Cardinals tight end Ricky Seals-Jones. The Cleveland Browns, however, landed Jones instead via waivers with a higher waiver priority. In his two seasons with the Cardinals, Seal-Jones caught 46 passes for 544 yards and four touchdowns.
The Steelers put in a claim on former Cardinals TE Ricky Seals-Jones, who wound up in Cleveland with the Browns. https://t.co/aeHgPbF0nY
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 2, 2019
At least at this point we now know for sure that the Steelers are making an effort to address the tight end position and now it will be interesting to see if they continue looking to sign one in the next several hours. Former Oakland Raiders tight end Luke Willson might could be possibly be a target.
Currently, the Steelers still have three tight ends on their 53-man roster in Vance McDonald, Xavier Grimble and rookie draft pick Zach Gentry. However, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently stated that Grimble might be currently dealing with an unspecified injury.
The Steelers signed tight ends Christian Scotland-Williamson and Kevin Rader to their practice squad on Sunday. Scotland-Williamson, however, is a practice squad exemption player as part of the NFL’s International Pathway Program and thus can’t be promoted to the 53-man roster this season.