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Steelers Sign 2021 Second Round Draft Pick, TE Pat Freiermuth

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed yet another one of their nine 2021 draft picks on Tuesday. Tight end Pat Freiermuth, the team’s second-round draft pick this year out Penn State, inked his rookie contract, according to the team.

Freiermuth’s four-year rookie contract is expected to total out at around $6,028,190 and includes a signing bonus of around $1,744,136, according to Over the Cap. His 2021 salary cap charge is expected to be around $1,096,034.

At Penn State Freiermuth holds the record for career touchdowns with 16, and finished his college career tied for eighth all-time at Penn State. For his career Freiermuth registered 1,185 receiving yards, ranking 26th overall in Penn State history and third among tight ends at the school. His 92 career receptions tied him for 20th all-time at Penn State.

The Steelers announced earlier on Tuesday that rookie running back Najee Harris, the team’s first-round draft pick this year, had signed his first NFL contract. With Freiermuth now signed, that leaves center Kendrick Green, the Steelers’ third-round selection this year, as the lone unsigned draft pick.

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