Steelers signed RB Jeremy McNichols to a one-year contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed veteran RB Jeremy McNichols to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday when they reported to training camp.

Tampa Bay’s 2017 fifth-round pick out of Boise State spent the last two seasons in Tennessee. In 2021, he carried the ball 41 times for 156 yards while showing off his versatility, catching 28 passes out of the backfield. He never appeared in a game for the Buccaneers and bounced around throughout his career, spending time with the 49ers, Colts, Jaguars and Titans.

Weighing in at 5085, 214 pounds in 2017, he ran a 4.49 40 at the NFL Combine. In our 2017 draft profile, we noted his good balance and downhill running style, but highlighted his ball security and vision issues.

2017 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Boise State RB Jeremy McNichols

While he only has 130 career NFL touches, it’s worth noting that he has yet to fumble.

He will add veteran depth to the running back room as the Steelers look to backup Najea Harris. McNichols will compete with Benny Snell, Anthony McFarland, Matteo Durant and Jaylen Warren for the #2 and #3 spots. His signing is a fitting move for a team that is releasing RB/FB Trey Edmunds. Pittsburgh’s roster now stands at 90.

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