Former Colts TE Eric Ebron is going to the Steelers on a two-year, $12 million deal, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 20, 2020
That deal is a fucking steal, I don't care what anyone says about it. Colbert just went to town. Bless him!
Ben is gonna be stoked. McDonald can slide into TE2 spot, that gives us two solid weapons at the position.
Last edited by Tibs; 03-20-2020 at 01:23 PM.
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edit: thanks for the merge
Last edited by 36and43; 03-20-2020 at 01:34 PM.
Nice. Very good hands and a nose for the ball. That will make life easier for Ben.
Like a lot of Steeler FAs, this signing could go either way IMHO. He certainly has potential to improve the offense - very highly drafted athletic guy but I don't know about the "very good hands" part. Had a rep for a lot of drops in Detroit. Maybe he got over that in his stint with the Colts? One thing seems apparent - between the Vance restructure and this signing we won't be drafting a TE. FO is doing a good job of addressing our positional needs. Only thing left seems to be ILB. Signings give me hope that we will add speed to the team - hopefully on offense.
2020 FA Tight End rankings:
Since Hunter Henry was franchised, those rankings all jump up one spot.
That's about as rare as it gets, Steelers being able to sign a top-3 guy in free agency, at any position.
Really excited for this acquisition /duh, can't believe Colbert was able to pull it off without throwing too much money at him. Rock n roll.
Last edited by Tibs; 03-20-2020 at 01:43 PM.
They just signed DL Chris Wormley from the Rats too.
Now this signing smells of going all in.
And I am stoked about that !
Down in a hole and I don't know if I can be saved
See my heart I decorate it like a grave
You don't understand who they thought
I was supposed to be
Look at me now a man
Who won't let himself be
The doom and gloomers didn't think it was possible. But here we are again with Tombert and Omar Khan bringing us a new shiny toy.
Woww.... At least now we won't overdraft one of the TEs in the draft... also the signing of Stef doesn't make us as desperate for G .... so we can pick BPA in the 2nd .... maybe one of the top G/C are still there or a stud RB ....... deep WR class maybe draws such a pick in the 3rd.......
Our possibilities just widened
God I hope Ben can come back strong.......
Well,......he was never used properly by the Colts and Lions so.......
He is coming off surgery on both ankles, might be why his price was so low.
Last edited by Gridiron; 03-20-2020 at 02:08 PM.
I really wanted them to sign him! Couldn't believe he was still out there.
Since 2017, most red zone touchdowns by a tight end.— Alex Kozora (@Alex_Kozora) March 20, 2020
1. Zach Ertz - 20
2. Travis Kelce - 16
T-3. Cameron Brate - 15
T-3. Kyle Rudolph - 15
T-3. Jimmy Graham -15
6. Eric Ebron - 14
Steelers offseason recap (little cap room):— Across The Bridge (@ATBPGH) March 20, 2020
• Sign FB/ST Derek Watt - Elite ST
• Sign OL Stefen Wisniewski - Reliable/versatile
• Sign TE Eric Ebron - Dynamic receiving TE
• Trade for DL Chris Wormley - Important depth
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