Veteran receiver Jerricho Cotchery, who slid into Hines Ward’s role in Pittsburgh last year, could be filling those duties again. Especially since Ward is gone, and now Cotchery is back.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that Cotchery has agreed to terms on a two-year deal.
The former Jet drew interest from the Chiefs and Rams before returning to Pittsburgh.
With the Steelers using cap room to sign Cotchery and tight end Leonard Pope in the past two days, the Steelers could be feeling confident that they won’t need extra 2012 cap space to match an offer sheet signed by receiver Mike Wallace with a new team, since appears fairly clear at this point that Wallace won’t be signing one. The window for restricted free agency closes on April 20.
Cotchery caught 16 passes for 237 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games with the Steelers. Those were the lowest single-season numbers since his rookie year of 2004.