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Jerricho Cotchery Will Reportedly Sign With Steelers, Help Solve Wide Receiver Depth

Adam Schefter tweets that the Steelers will sign former Jets wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery.

Cotchery recently visited camp. My guess initially would have been that he wouldn’t sign with the Steelers, simply because the Steelers had a fair amount of depth at wide receiver, and he would have had to wrangle with Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown for playing time behind Mike Wallace and Hines Ward. There had to have been better opportunities for him elsewhere. But with Sanders’ recent injury, that has changed a little bit, and the Steelers had more need for depth at wideout. Also, it sounds like the Ravens, who had been his other main suitor, opted not to sign him.

Cotchery had 433 yards receiving and had back surgery in the offseason, but he had four productive years before that. As third/fourth/fifth options go, he looks like a pretty darn good one.

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