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Steelers TE Jesse James Set to Ink with the Detroit Lions

With all the focus on the Steelers dealing wide out Antonio Brown, the Steelers are set to lose another pass catcher, this time at the tight end spot.

The team, according to NFL reporter Mike Garafolo, is going to lose tight end Jesse James, as he will be inking a deal once free agency starts with the Detroit Lions.

James has been with the Steelers since 2015, and is best known for his touchdown that was brought back at the end of the debacle against the New England Patriots late in the 2017 season.

Over the last four years James has 36 starts under his belt, but most of his pass catching has been in short yardage situations, and this last year Vance McDonald came on and took most of the catches at the tight end spot.

McDonald and Xavier Grimble are the only other two tight ends left on the roster, meaning the team likely will look to draft or bring in another tight end for 2019.

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. Dave B.

    March 11, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    Im sorry but on paper , this may not seem like much , but actually it is . Its another mistake by Colbert and the front office . Jesse James is reliable and has been there everytime his number has been called . In addition , hes a young player . Behind him is Vance McDonald , who has the potential to be a great tight end but he cant stay on the field . Its one injury after another for his whole career . Behind him is , Xavier Grimble who is a complete unknown . Letting James walk is a mistake , but lately thats all the Steelers front office does .

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