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Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Chris Hubbard signs RFA tender for 2017

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The Steelers have reportedly locked up one of their own with Chris Hubbard signing his 2017 Free Agent tender.

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There was a time that the thought of Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Chris Hubbard seeing significant reps at offensive tackle would frighten the fan base, all while having opposing pass rushers salivating.

However, after a solid 2016 season, filling in for Marcus Gilbert, Hubbard more than held his own. In fact, it was his play which has fans breathing a little easier about the depth along the defensive line.

Hubbard is a Restricted Free Agent (RFA) heading into 2017, and the versatile swing tackle has reportedly signed his FA tender, per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.

According to Hubbard’s agent, the offensive tackle will be making $1.8 million dollars to back up the likes of Gilbert and Alejandro Villanueva next season. That’s a cheap price to pay for a player who has experience at almost all offensive line positions, providing quality depth the team desperately needs to help bolster the depth chart.

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