Former Steelers S Jordan Dangerfield Apparently Visiting Lions On Friday


The Pittsburgh Steelers parted ways with safety Jordan Dangerfield just ahead of the start of the 2017 regular season as he was waived injured because of an ankle injury that he had suffered during the team’s preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers. After clearing waivers, Dangerfield reverted to the Steelers Reserve/Injured list and he was quickly waived again a few days later with an injury settlement.

Dangerfield now appears to be fully healthy and according to an Instagram post passed along to us Friday morning by Twitter user @just_brisbin, the former Steelers safety is currently visiting with the Detroit Lions.

The Lions are probably entertaining Dangerfield due to starting safety Tavon Wilson being unable to practice so far this week due to a shoulder injury that he suffered in his team’s Week 2 win over the New York Giants. Being as it’s now late in the week, however, the Lions are probably working Dangerfield out to see if they want to sign him to either their 53-man roster or practice squad early next week.

  • Rotten Sircus

    We should’ve kept Dangerfield and let Robert Golden go !!! Hope Dangerfield lands the job with the Lions he’s a quality player !!! ( IMO )

  • No respect…

  • Ed Smith

    WHY is this man not on our roster (replacing Golden)?????????? He outplayed him in preseason and has been more consistent.

  • John A Stewart

    I can’t believe this it has to be personal to let him go like that and keep Golden.

  • John A Stewart

    Me too damn

  • Ed Smith

    No I don’t – I hope the Steelers come to their senses and call him! Have bad feeling we are going to regret this.

  • Steve Johnson

    Mike Tomlin! Often keeps players he like oppose to keping the best players. Robert Golden < marginal .

  • Steve Johnson

    Mike Tomlin / Kevin Colbert

  • NW86

    I like Dangerfield as much as the next guy – he plays hard and isn’t afraid to hit, whether it’s on D or special teams. But I think some fans are making too big of a deal out of this. The guy took a couple of training camps and some time in that developmental league thing (whatever they called it) before he even made a practice squad, then he bounced to and from the 53. He really has never had any interest from other teams. Golden didn’t have a great preseason but he has filled in admirably in the past, and he has always been the heart and soul of the special teams. And then of course, there is the fact that DANGERFIELD WAS HURT, and Golden was healthy on Sept. 1. So I don’t think the Steelers made the wrong decision in keeping Golden.

    I hope that if Dangerfield doesn’t get signed by the Lions or another team soon, the Steelers find a way to get him back. But it’s been widely reported that because of the injury settlement, they can’t sign him for a few weeks so we just wait and see. If he ends up signing elsewhere, I’m not going to declare the Steelers season lost.

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    SMH

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    We get it…

  • Yeah, Tomlin and Co. have no interest in creating the best roster/line up possible.

    Just because you don’t see the reason doesn’t mean there isn’t one or Tomlin is playing favorites.

  • This is the Steelersdepot comment section, get your logic and common sense the heck outta here!!!

  • Michael Mosgrove

    not happy about this.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    the point is. that dangerfield has progressed steadily every year he has been with us and earned a spot on the 53 prior to being injured. golden on the other hand did okay at spot duty, but when the full weigh was put on him, crumbled like a little kids story of how they scraped their knee under scrutiny. golden is average at best and while dangerfield was hurt he still outproduces him. dangerfield could be the next replacement for mitchell if he isnt signed away. he is younger, faster, more cerebral, and takes a hell of a lot better angles than mitchell does.

  • JT

    So what would you have done? Dangerfield wasn’t eligible for PUP, so he either stays on the 53 injured or goes to IR and takes one of your two designated to returns spots. Golden ended the preseason healthy. If they both were, I’d probably pick Dangerfield too. But that’s not what happened. In no reality can you dump Mitchell, your healthy starter, for Dangerfield in this instance either.

    Nobody is denying Dangerfield has talent, but the timing just didn’t work out this year.

  • JT

    I keep waiting for a better solution than what happened. Go into the season with 3 healthy safeties just to let a banged up Dangerfield ride his injury out?

  • JT

    He was hurt. Got an injury settlement. Can’t sign him again for a few weeks. Pretty simple.

  • Steve Johnson

    Can you think of any other reason why? Just like they rarely make adjustments in games.

  • falconsaftey43

    Was looking up Golden’s and Dangerfield’s stats on profootballreference. I noticed that they have Golden marked down as having started “-1” games last year. What happened, he was so bad they decided it would have been better to play with 10 guys? Haha, I just found it funny.

  • LucasY59

    when its a decision between two very similar players I definitely think that he chooses the favorite, there have been multiple times where a guy seems to stick around a lot longer than almost everyone expects, and there have also been times where a player everyone thought should be getting snaps did not (and most of it happens with the secondary…RBs and WRs a bit as well)

  • Dangerfield was injured for one. Golden is a better special teamer and has more tangible experience. Maybe Dangerfield didn’t want come back here after the Wilcox move? I don’t know, but it’s definitely not for favoritism.

    Recent moves disprove the favoritism narrative; Williams over Timmons, Hilton over Gay and Cockrell, Watson over Toussaint and Davis, Hunter over Coats and Hamilton. I’m sure if I though hard or did some research I could find more.

  • JT

    This very season they kept Watson over Fitz and Davis. They dumped Coates and kept Hunter. Newcomer Mike Hilton won the slot job over Gay. Literally what happened between Golden/Dangerfield was the healthy man won. Saying they play favorites is just lazy armchair GM talk.

  • We had the exact same though process, lol

  • Remember who you are talking to, the president of the Dangerfield fan club…

  • John A Stewart

    Im so sick and tired of people saying Golden is a good special team player. I have never seen him make a play on special team unlike Heywood Bey or Dirty Red sad too say but Sharmko made some good plays.

  • Go ask Alex Kozora about that one…

  • John A Stewart

    Golden heart and soul of special teams what games are you watching has he ever block a punt a field goal or even make a great stop on a punt return.

  • LucasY59

    Im not saying the injury didnt have a impact on the decision with Dangerfield vs Golden (its pretty obvious it did) but there have been times where there seems to be favorite players or just as often guys in Tomlin’s “doghouse”

    some examples of guys that I thought were/are Tomlin favorites, Will Allen, Mendenhall (his case is a weird one since he could be put in both catagories at times) Blake (not sure how else he started so many games)

    a few decisions, Lewis vs Cortez Allen (Keenan was in the doghouse until his last yr with the team where he played well enough to finally get out of it, but they still chose to let him go in FA and extend Tez) and the other one I cant figure out (but there mightve been some injury issues, but even that didnt make much sense) Boykin vs Blake, Blake had a arm in a cast as was struggling, but they still didnt play Boykin (who they traded for on a 1 yr rental?) and Boykin played well when he finally got snaps (but has had trouble staying healthy after)

    and another trade last yr with Gilbert, a guy Tomlin really liked in the draft so they trade for him (when he couldve been picked up after cuts) and then it turns out he really is just not that good so they dont play him after trading for him? this is another like Mendenhal where he was a favorite but also in the doghouse at the same time

    also I am not saying they arent just picking favorites and not trying to improve the roster (for the most part they are keeping the best players) and there have been times where Tomlin has been forced to move on from his favs, with Timmons and Gay, transitioning to VW has even been somewhat of a drawn out process, but due to the Veteran players starting to decline they have been forced into it some

    as for your examples I would say Watson has become one of Tomlins new favorites (but I also think he beat out the other two fairly) and with Coates he was a doghouse guy, and Hunter was another draft crush (it is another situation where Justin beat out Sammie, and Coates missing a bunch of time also factored into it, as well as them being able to get something in return from trading him away)

  • John A Stewart

    Also Dangerfield was a safety in college and Golden was a cornerback in college switch to safety with the Steeler who’s the genius here.

  • LucasY59

    Im confused with how a different team can sign Dangerfield but the Steelers cant???

  • LucasY59

    I agree, from what I have seen, Thomas was a better ST player than Golden

  • GoSteelerz

    According to most analysts, he played “above the line” when he was out there, both on defense and on special teams. I hope we get him back. That’s life though, in pro football, it is a business and sometimes injuries happen at bad times. I’m not sure how much of an upgrade if at all Wilcox is, but I hope we are able to get Dangerfield back. He’s always seemed like a real Steeler type of guy. Wish him the best wherever he goes, when he’s not playing against us that is!

  • falconsaftey43

    He was voted ST captain two years in a row to be fair. That’s voted on by the other players, so says something about how they view him.

  • falconsaftey43

    I believe this is how it works, but could be wrong. When given an injury waiver settlement, the player cannot re-sign with the team that waived him for 3 weeks+ however long they agreed he would be injured (i.e. how much they paid him). I don’t believe other teams are held to either of those and can sign as soon as they would like to, presumably once he is healthy. Maybe Marczi can clear that up.

  • Steve Johnson

    Nice response, you could have left the sarcasm out though. And for the record, Tomlin rarely makes changes during the games. It’s quite obvious he doesn’t put his QB in check, constantly going deep bypassing wide open WR’s. Sticking with LeVeon Bell when he has two Rookie RB’s that could potentially do better.

    And for the record, enough of this “he is a Special Teams Ace.” DHB and Robert Golden are taking up roster spots, One Trick Ponies that offers little or nothing else at their respective positions. You did say one thing that made sense though, maybe Dangerfield didn’t want to come back. Besides, I’m sure he knew he was a better player than Robert Golden, yet they cut him.

  • Steve Johnson

    Hmm! It seems you’ve been paying attention as well. HardPunkKore seems think differently. But that’s ok, we all have our opinions.

  • Steve Johnson

    And it’s about time!

  • John A Stewart

    The year Jay Cutler ran over Golden told me a lot.

  • “Sticking with LeVeon Bell when he has two Rookie RB’s that could potentially do better.”

    Bell is a proven top 10 player in this league and game breaker. Taking him off the field doesn’t make you better, it’s just foolish. Say what you will about Bell and the his contract non sense, he’s a baller flat out. The only reason he’s fallen out of favor on here is the contract stuff. Other than to lighten the load, no body in their right mind would have suggested pulling him from a game before this off season. Certainly not because the guys behind him “could potentially do better.”

    As for DHB and Golden, they are utility players, every team has them and needs them. DHB is down field on every kickoff and punt, he may not make the tackle but he fulfills his role and does it well. Same could be said for Golden.

    In the AFC CG last year, one of the biggest adjustment made at half time was the front was changed. The were playing in the nickle most of the first half, coming out in the second half in a 43 over front. They has been enough written about that game by now, Butler’s interview shed some light on why they couldn’t move away from zone coverage.

    You can choose actually learn about this team, coaches, roster and schemes or be ignorant and sit in your best recliner and play GM.

    I wouldn’t mind watching the team you put together go 0-fer though.

    We all know you don’t care about facts, your are just here to b itch and moan…

  • Ichabod

    No one said “pull him from the game”
    They ought to have ran Conner more than one time!
    There was no reason to run Bell 27 times and every other back total one

  • Michael Mosgrove

    didnt say we would dump mitchell this year. next year is a whole different matter. he is very vulnerable.

  • John Pennington

    This is a loss that will come back and bite the steelers.No way should he be cut and Golden stays this was a big mistake and he probably gone as of today.Someone messed up big time.

  • Steve suggested we pull Bell because he believes the rooks could do better. He typed it himself, its out there for the world to read it.

  • Alan Tman

    TM44 is now the special teams captain. No doubt about it.

  • Chuck Anderson

    Two and a half: Mitchell’s health was very dubious, he’d missed all of camp. Wilcox KO’d himself the first game. Depth matters.

    But yeah, I think Dangerfield is a notably better option at the safety position than Golden. Can’t weigh in much on their relative values on teams though.

  • Alan Tman

    I would have never cut Dangerfield. If we could carry Hawkins we could carry Dangerfield. Cut Feiler or Hunter or put Hawkins on IR.

  • AndyR34

    Go HPK! Notice no one has “facts” to discount your comment!

  • AndyR34

    Lucas – did you read your post? You have taken both sides of the argument all the way through!!!! I don’t even understand what your central point is!

  • AndyR34

    Let us not confuse emotion with facts…not the SD comment section way?

  • AndyR34

    Oh-h-h!!! It’s amazing how much smarter some of our commentators are than our FO!!! I don’t understand how we could have won so many SB’s, etc. and absolutely refused to follow their directions. How dare the Steelers be successful when they refuse to follow these guys directions!!

  • VaDave

    Yeah, these guys suck….sheese… come on Steve. Have you ever wonder how we can have a perpetual playoff contender, but when players move on they don’t do squat afterwards? With the exception of the evil empire, I wouldn’t trade this regime for anybody else, including the Packers, Seahawks, and Chief’s brain trusts. I hate to bust your bubble, but these guys are pretty stinking good at what they do, and ownership, as well as former players, not mention educted fans will gladly attest. Other than this fan board, hearing anybody ripping these guys?

  • VaDave

    Just asking, but if you are worried about safety depth, what was the Wilcox signing about? The deal with Dangerfield and Golden is at best, they are going to be special teamers. Frankly, nobody is going to recomend either of those two as pro bowl candidates.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    if danger hadnt been hurt, wilcox and danger would be the backups.

  • Ichabod

    Actually he said “Sticking with LeVeon Bell when he has two Rookie RB’s that could potentially do better” I’m not sure that means to “pull” Bell. Which to me means sit him down he’s done. I also would like to see Conner get some reps. I think its foolish to give Bell 27 carries and all other backs combine for one.
    That said if he meant to Bench Bell…then I bow to your comment

  • Bradys_Dad

    so did he get an offer and if so did he sign?

  • Rocksolid20

    WOW sounds a lot like what they did
    with Golson ?!

  • LucasY59

    I was never saying that that Tomlin made horrible decisions but I do think he has favorite players, Im not anti Tomlin, my point was only that he has favorites