The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed former Chicago Bear Dax Raymond Monday afternoon. The 6’ 5” 260 pound tight end was released by the Bears with an injury settlement for the 2019 season. According to Ian Rapoport several other teams were waiting to work out Raymond.
During his rookie preseason, Raymond hauled in 3 receptions for 22 yards before an injury in Week 4 ended his first season. The Bears would re-sign the UDFA to a futures contract after the season, but released him at the conclusion of the 2019 NFL Draft as the Bears already had 10 Tight Ends on the roster.
Prior to his NFL career, Raymond played college football for his home-state school, Utah State where over the course of his career piled up 72 receptions, 873 yards, and 3 touchdowns. Raymond would add 2 All-Mountain West selections for his efforts.
To make room for Raymond, the Steelers cut NFL International Pathway Program Tight End, Christian Scotland-Williamson. The Steelers roster remains at 90 with both transactions.
The following video was posted by the Chicago Bears when they were introducing their rookie players back in 2019. As you will learn, Raymond is a pianist and participated in two missions over in Russia. Learn more about him below:
This is the first in what will be a many changes to the Steelers roster, as there is still the possibility of a reduced training camp roster depending on negotioans between the league and the NFLPA. If so, the Steelers could be cycling through players to build their team.
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