Vance McDonald

2017 NFL Week 1: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you once again and welcome to the weekend. The 2017 NFL season got underway Thursday night and we were treated to the New England Patriots losing at home to the Kansas City Chiefs 42-27 at home. Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith had a very solid game…


Film Room: Vance McDonald Debuts On Short Notice

While it is certainly nice and all that the Pittsburgh Steelers were very proactive in improving their roster deep into the preseason process, including trading for two players and adding a third as a street free agent, the downside is that those players get very little playing time before they…


How Much Vance McDonald Is Used Something To Watch For Sunday

The Pittsburgh Steelers made the bold move a short time ago to make a trade for a tight end in Vance McDonald who has the capability of being a start in the NFL—certainly as much capability as their primary ‘starter’ last season, Jesse James. But given the limited window with…


Roethlisberger On McDonald: ‘He’s a Quick Study’

The Pittsburgh Steelers will open their 2017 regular season on the road Sunday against the Cleveland Browns and it will be interesting to see how much and in what way new tight end Vance McDonald is used in that contest. McDonald, who the Steelers acquired last week in a trade…



Run-Blocking Highlighted In Vance McDonald’s Steelers Debut

The Pittsburgh Steelers may have only acquired him two days prior, but they did not hesitate to get a solid look at their latest offensive weapon, tight end Vance McDonald, for whom they traded with the 49ers, swapping their fourth-round pick for San Francisco’s fifth-round pick, in addition of course…


Jesse James Surprised Steelers Made Trade For Tight End

Trades are always surprising. Odds of one happening are inherently slim. But when the Pittsburgh Steelers traded for Vance McDonald 24 hours ago, it was hard to put on a shocked face. Unless you’re Jesse James, who told reporters he was surprised to see the trade go down. “It was…






Vance McDonald Contract Details & Salary Cap Charges

The Pittsburgh Steelers acquired tight end Vance McDonald Tuesday morning via a trade with the San Francisco 49ers and now that we’ve taken a closer look at him when it comes to his play on the field, it’s time too examine what he’ll cost his new team in terms of…


Film Room: Breakdown Of Vance McDonald’s 2016 Incompleted Targets

The Pittsburgh Steelers acquired tight end Vance McDonald in a Tuesday morning trade with the San Francisco 49ers and since that deal happened there’s been a lot of talk about his reliability as a pass catcher and especially when it comes to drops. While Alex Kozora has already done a…