Steelers sign Jeremy McNichols, release Trey Edmunds

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The Steelers have made a move to bolster some backfield depth.

Pittsburgh announced on Tuesday that the team has signed running back Jeremy McNichols.

McNichols has bounced around a lot since entering the league as a fifth-round pick in 2017. But he spent 2020 and 2021 with the Titans. He appeared in all 16 games in 2020, rushing for 204 yards and a touchdown along with making 12 receptions for 55 yards. With Derrick Henry injured for much of last season, McNichols finished the year with 396 yards from scrimmage — 156 rushing, 240 receiving — with one receiving touchdown.

McNichols may compete to back up last year’s first-round pick Najee Harris. Pittsburgh also has Benny Snell, Anthony McFarland, Jaylen Warren, and Mataeo Durant on its roster at running back.

The Steelers released veteran back Trey Edmunds as a corresponding roster move to bring on McNichols.

2 responses to “Steelers sign Jeremy McNichols, release Trey Edmunds

  1. When it was football in shorts the local press was praising Jaylen Warren as a possible surprise to make the team. We’ll see if that continues once the pads are on and the hitting starts. Much as I like Benny Snell he just hasn’t cut it as the primary back up to Harris.

  2. The Steelers roster is looking pretty sad. I wonder if they could be the first NFL team to move to the XFL?

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