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Ross Cockrell signs RFA tender with Steelers

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Ross Cockrell started every game at cornerback for the Steelers last season, but that didn’t lead the team to give him more than the lowest tender offer as a restricted free agent.

That left Cockrell available to sign an offer sheet with another team as long as they were willing to hand over a fourth-round pick to Pittsburgh in the event the Steelers didn’t match the offer. No one took the bait through Monday, however, and Cockrell will be remaining with the Steelers for the 2017 season.

Cockrell had until April 21 to sign with another team, but called an early end to life on the semi-open market on Monday by signing his tender with the Steelers. He’ll make $1.797 million in 2017 as a result.

Cockrell had 62 tackles and 14 passes defensed for the Steelers in 2016, which was his second year in Pittsburgh after opening his career as a Bills draft pick.

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9 Responses to “Ross Cockrell signs RFA tender with Steelers”
  1. bettis3636 says: Apr 18, 2017 8:04 AM

    Ross has gotten better with every snap since joining the Steelers… Steeler nation owes Rex Ryan a big thank you for cutting him loose!!

  2. tylawspick6 says: Apr 18, 2017 9:08 AM

    This guy sucks as does everyone in the Steelers secondary.

  3. kcflake says: Apr 18, 2017 9:17 AM

    Dirty Player.

  4. walleye436 says: Apr 18, 2017 9:56 AM

    Brady just smiled when he read this signing….lol

  5. citizenstrange says: Apr 18, 2017 10:35 AM

    The Steelers had better build up that defense because until the Steelers can hold every single playoff opponent to less than 18 points there will be no Super Bowl in the Steeler’s future. That’s a fact.

  6. dickson29 says: Apr 18, 2017 10:41 AM

    Could not cover his own shadow. Led the Steelers in missed tackles. No one picked him up for a reason,,,,,,he is terrible. Antwan Blake 2….

  7. walleye436 says: Apr 18, 2017 3:30 PM

    Don’t you know that anybody the steelers sign is the best ???

  8. walleye436 says: Apr 18, 2017 3:31 PM

    Don’t you know that anybody that the steelers sign is the best ?…lol

  9. doni609 says: Apr 20, 2017 11:05 AM

    Tomlin’s demise…..he wouldn’t know talent if it came and bit him in his backside.

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