Last year, Jesse James was a newbie to the Steelers and...
Last year, Jesse James was a newbie to the Steelers and the NFL. Now, he's their most tenured tight end.
With the retirement of Heath Miller and the release of Matt Spaeth, James — at 22 — is the veteran voice in the tight end room, at least when it comes to tenure with the Steelers.
“It's a new tight end room,” James said. “I am really the only guy who is back. It is a little different, but I feel good about it.”
The Steelers signed Ladarius Green and brought back David Johnson to bolster the position. Xavier Grimble was on the practice squad last year, but wasn't with the Steelers during training camp. Green isn't able to practice at this point and is on the PUP list, so James has a chance to shine and earn some valuable reps in the process.
Filed Under: 2016, Preseason
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