The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to chip away at their long list of impending free agents for 2019, confirming the re-signing of Kameron Canaday and Jordan Dangerfield to one-year contract extensions on Monday.
Both players were set to become exclusive rights free agents this offseason and would not have been able to negotiate with any other team apart from the Steelers during free agency. Canaday will have signed a contract worth $720,000 in 2019, while Dangerfield will have received a deal worth $645,000. Neither contract will include a signing bonus and there will be no dead money associated with their release if they do not make the opening day roster.
Canaday will be entering his third season with the Steelers in 2019 since joining the team as free agent in February of 2017. Initially released in May of that year after Pittsburgh had selected long snapper Colin Holba in the sixth round of the NFL draft, he would be re-signed only a few weeks later and eventually beat out the rookie for the starting role during training camp.
Despite having been in the league since 2013 after he was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent, Dangerfield still only has two accrued seasons on his resume. The first few years of his professional career were spent on the Steelers’ practice squad and an injury ended his season prematurely last year leading to his release. He would be re-signed to the practice squad again later in that season.
When called upon, Dangerfield has been a valuable contributor on special teams and a reliable backup at safety. He would start the final game of the 2018 season at free safety for only the third start of his career.
These two names join Zach Banner as the only exclusive right free agents Pittsburgh have re-signed so far this offseason, as we reported as few weeks ago. His deal was also a one-year contract worth $645,000.