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The Steelers sign reserve safety Jordan Dangerfield to a one-year contract

Dangerfield comes back to the Steelers after not receiving a tender as a restricted free agent

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have made another roster move, bringing back one of their players from 2019 in reserve safety Jordan Dangerfield on a one-year contract.

Dangerfield was undrafted out of Towson in 2013 before signing with the Buffalo Bills. After spending the preseason in Buffalo, Dangerfield was out of football before signing a futures contract with the Steelers in January of 2014. Added to the practice squad at the end of the 2014 season, Dangerfield also made the Steelers practice squad in 2015.

It wasn’t until 2016 when Dangerfield made it to the Steelers’ 53-man roster, appearing in 14 games and starting two. Dangerfield spent the beginning of 2017 on injured reserve before joining the practice squad in October. In both 2018 and 2019, Dangerfield appeared in all 16 games both seasons with one spot start while logging over 600 special team snaps. In 2019, Dangerfield was second on the Steelers in special-teams tackles with 12 and also forced a fumble.

A restricted free agent for the Steelers following the 2019 season, Dangerfield was not offered a tender before the start of the new league year. Although the financials of the deal have not been released, it can be assumed Dangerfield is back for less than the $2.133 original round tender he could have been offered by the Steelers. In all likelihood, Dangerfield’s contract will be hovering not much above the league minimum for someone with his years of service.

With the re-signing of Dangerfield, the Steelers appear to have at least the same depth chart at safety which finished the 2019 season. With starters Terrell Edmunds and Minkah Fitzpatrick, the Steelers also have 2018 fifth-round draft pick Marcus Allen as well as Dangerfield all under contact.

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