The Pittsburgh Steelers maintained their wide receiver core by re-signing veteran Jerricho Cotchery to a two year extension according to a tweet by the Jets beat writer for the New York Daily News, Manish Mehta.
WR Jerricho Cotchery has agreed to a two-year deal with the Steelers, per source. #nyj— Manish Mehta(@TheJetsStream) April 11, 2012
Cotchery played in 13 games in 2011 and caught 16 passes for 237 yards and two touchdowns. Over his eight year career in the league, he has caught 374 passes for 4,751 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Cotchery is a veteran presence for the Steelers that the wide receiver core could use now that Hines Ward has retired. The Steelers could address the position in the NFL Draft picking some younger players that they could develop, and Cotchery could be like a mentor for them.