´ Steel Curtain Rising: Steelers Sign Jerricho Cotchery

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Steelers Sign Jerricho Cotchery

The last time Jerricho Cotchery was at Heinz Field, he was catching passes from Mark Sanchez and putting the New York Jets within striking distance of pulling off one of the AFC Championship game’s biggest comebacks in history.

With the New York Jets focusing on more expensive toys, Cotchery’s final choice came down the Steelers and the Ravens.

Cotchery chose the Steelers yesterday, coming to terms with the team. He will not join the team for workouts until Sunday, however.

Terms of Cotchery’s deal were not disclosed, but one must expect that the signing came on the Steelers terms given that he left Latrobe without and offer only to return.

Roster Spots at Risk?

Cotchery provides immediate depth for the Steelers at wide out. Entering camp wide receiver appeared to be one of the Steelers strong points, but lingering nature of Emmanuel Sanders injury is cause for concern.

Limas Sweed, who separated his shoulder last week, did not figure to make the team barring a gang busters performance in the preseason, is the most threatened by Cotchery’s arrival. So too, however, are Arnz Battle and Tyler Grisham.

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