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Five Tight Ends The Steelers Should Look at in Free Agency

Antonio Gates

5. Antonio Gates San Diego

While Gates had a huge game against the Steelers last season on Monday night, let’s not kid ourselves into thinking this is the Gates of 2009 who had 79 catches for 1157 yards and 8 touchdowns. He’s lost a step at age 35, and while maybe he’s out to prove something with another team, there’s no way he should garner anything over a two-year deal from a team. Last season after being suspended the first four weeks, he had a total of 56 catches for 630 yards and five scores. Solid numbers, but again, the Steelers shouldn’t even look at him as a long-term TE solution.

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Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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  1. SmokinOkie

    February 20, 2016 at 12:48 am

    Gresham would be a really nice pick up, probably budget friendly as well. I think a lot of people sleep on this dude. Homer pick I know, but size, hands and above par blocking coupled with James and Spaeth I think would compliment the backfield and what we are doing outside nicely.

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