According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter the Steelers have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery. We knew this was a possibility since he spent some time in Latrobe over the weekend, and when we talked about this on the most recent podcast (check it out, if you already haven’t), I thought it would be a mild upset and surprise if they eventually signed him. I figured he would get a better off or more potential playing time elsewhere (like, say, Baltimore) but here we are, with Cotchery as a Steeler.
With Hines Ward a year older and Emmanuel Sanders currently sidelined with a foot injury it certainly doesn’t hurt to have another veteran option, especially since former second-round pick Limas Sweed seems to be on his last chance with the Steelers, and probably already on his way out the door.
He’s spent his entire career to this point with the New York Jets, catching 358 passes since entering the league in 2004, including 41 last season in 14 games. For the advanced metrics, his DVOA took a pretty steep dive last season, but was a solid performer in previous years.
Solid player over his career that can make some tough catches. One Jets fan liked him enough to put this massive highlight film together.