The Pittsburgh Steelers and B.J. Finney are reportedly working on a contract that would reunite the interior offensive lineman with his former team. After Maurkice Pouncey’s retirement it was expected the team would try to find his replacement, and they may have that player in Finney.
According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Finney is in Pittsburgh currently taking a physical. If all goes well it is expected he will sign a contract shortly thereafter.
Steelers are preparing to bring back guard/center B.J. Finney to help with their depth and possibly as a replacement for retired Maurkice Pouncey, per source. Finney played with the Steelers from 2016-19 and started 13 games for them.— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) March 12, 2021
Finney had played for the Steelers between 2015-2019, starting 13 games. Undrafted out of Kansas State in 2015, Finney landed on the Steelers practice squad his first season before making the roster in 2016. In the 2020 offseason he was lured away by a massive pay day with the Seattle Seahawks. After coming to training camp out of shape Finney was relegated to the bench until his eventual trade to the Cincinnati Bengals at the NFL trade deadline. Finney would continue his depth role for the Bengals only appearing in one game in Week 10 against the Steelers. In all Finney did not start a game in 2020 and never lived up to his $8 million dollar deal. He was released by the Bengals in early March.
It was believed B.J. Finney would help the Steelers receive a second compensatory draft pick in 2021, but due to not playing a single offensive snap for either the Seahawks or Bengals, Finney did not qualify in the top 32 in order to give the Steelers an additional pick.
The Steelers are reportedly looking to get Finney on a one-year deal upon his return.
It will be a 1-year deal, source confirmed. https://t.co/9othnGwnYV— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 12, 2021
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