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Chiefs could catch Cotchery

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Veteran receiver Jerricho Cotchery, who eventually assumed the Hines Ward role in the Steelers’ offense last year, could be finding a role in the Chiefs’ offense in 2012.

Cotchery, per a league source, visited Kansas City on Thursday.

An eight-year veteran, Cotchery spent seven seasons with the Jets before joining the Steelers in 2011.  A full-time starter from 2006 through 2009, Cotchery could bring some extra toughness and reliability to the receiving corps, along with the kind of leadership qualities that will be missing if (as assumed) running back Thomas Jones doesn’t return.

UPDATE 10:39 a.m. ET:  A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that Cotchery actually visited the Chiefs earlier in the week.  However, the official NFL documentation indicates that the visit occurred on Thursday.

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15 Responses to “Chiefs could catch Cotchery”
  1. klutch14u says: Mar 23, 2012 10:02 AM

    I sure hope “2 yard Thomas” doesn’t return

  2. h8dansnyder says: Mar 23, 2012 10:21 AM

    Nice alliteration!

  3. yelix says: Mar 23, 2012 10:46 AM

    Thomas Jones hurt a promising young receiver for the first half of the season, and his idea of making up for it was getting no more than 3 yards on any run.

    Jones was okay in 2010, but I’ll take a healthy Peyton Hillis now.

  4. Deb says: Mar 23, 2012 11:21 AM

    Stay, Jerricho! If you can, stay in Pittsburgh.

  5. jjackwagon says: Mar 23, 2012 11:33 AM

    “Thomas Jones hurt a promising young receiver”
    ————————————————–
    No the promising young receiver hurt himself by throwing a punch at Jones. How is that Jones’ fault?
    But I also with take a healthy Peyton Hillis over an aging TJ.

  6. lscratchingthesurface says: Mar 23, 2012 11:33 AM

    I’d love to have him join the Chiefs! A solid receiver that catches nearly any pass thrown his way! I hope Bowe can benefit from JC’s example.

  7. steel2372 says: Mar 23, 2012 12:34 PM

    Stay in Pittsburgh!!

  8. btowngetsdown says: Mar 23, 2012 12:40 PM

    Bring him back to the Jets!

  9. wtf_seriously says: Mar 23, 2012 1:57 PM

    Come back to the Jets, Jerricho!!

  10. cuda1234 says: Mar 23, 2012 7:15 PM

    How about a reunion with his old college qb, Philip Rivers?

  11. stevenfbrackett says: Mar 23, 2012 8:33 PM

    Chiefs could catch Cotchery

    But with a vaccination and proper, frequent handwashing, they should be safe…..

  12. camocav213 says: Mar 23, 2012 8:59 PM

    NOOOO!!!!!!!!!!DONT GO!!!!!!!

  13. tedmurph says: Mar 23, 2012 9:55 PM

    That’s what happens when you manage the cap poorly. Steelers have needs, but can’t even sign their own mid-level guys. Next steeler fans will be posting, ‘who needs him, he sux anyway, we’ll draft someone, it’s a sure thing’. Like they did w/Mendenhall./

  14. steel2372 says: Mar 25, 2012 8:52 AM

    No actually Ted We DO need him and he IS a good receiver. If we draft someone they probably will not be any help to us for a year or two down the road. We HAVE GOT to keep Jerrico especially if we lose Wallace.

  15. tedmurph says: Mar 25, 2012 12:05 PM

    Does’t look like Wallace is going anywhere, at least not this yr. Now Steelers just lost WGay(not a great player, I know, but he started) From an already thin CB position.

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