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.

  • Joey

    I dig this. This is a smart move. Showed enough to warrant this, and hopefully he only grows from here.

  • Spencer Krick

    A solid re-sign.

  • steelburg

    I might like Grimble more than most. I think him and both James will grow to be really good number 2 TE’S. But I still think we need a number 1 TE. Both Grimble and James catch the ball really well and there blocking is improving. I don’t see why we can’t use these 2 guys plus whoever we add to help us in the redzone. I said this before we have to be the only team in the NFL who doesn’t pass the ball to our TE’S in the redzone it makes no sense and it needs to change.

  • 6 ring circus

    “X” marks the spot.

  • We have great depth at TE. Just need a number one who can wear a hat on game day

  • Michael Mosgrove

    they need to draft adam shaheen in the draft. maybe 4th round.