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Steelers reportedly have re-signed WR Cobi Hamilton to one-year deal

The Steelers are following their usual course of action by signing their own free agents prior to them hitting the open market.

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When Mike Tomlin met with the local and national press Tuesday at the end of the year press conference, he spoke about the Pittsburgh Steelers approach to free agency. It is simple, and has been the same as long as most can remember.

Sign our own before looking elsewhere.

The Steelers have their share of free agents in the offseason, and they have already locked up one of the Exclusive Rights Free Agents (ERFA) in Roosevelt Nix Thursday evening, and reports are saying they have signed another ERFA in wide receiver Cobi Hamilton.

Hamilton was a pleasant surprise for the Steelers in 2016. With Martavis Bryant suspended, Markus Wheaton on injured reserve, Sammie Coates and Darrius Heyward-Bey battling injuries and Eli Rogers learning the ropes, it was Hamilton who stepped up on more than one occasion to help keep the Steelers’ passing attack remain functional.

Hamilton’s 17 catches for 234 yards and 2 touchdowns doesn’t seem like much, but his 21.3 yards per catch average was enough to help keep some pressure off of Antonio Brown.

With Wheaton set to become a free agent, Bryant’s status still unknown, and Coates’ play extremely inconsistent, locking up Hamilton for another year is a great move for the team moving into 2017.