Steelers sign RB Jeremy McNichols to a one-year deal

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Tuesday they have signed veteran RB Jeremy McNichols on a one-year deal.

A fifth-round pick for Tampa Bay in the 2017 draft outside of Boise State, he spent the last two seasons in Tennessee. In 2021, he carried the ball 41 times for 156 yards while showing off his versatility, catching 28 passes from the backcourt. He has never appeared in a game for the Buccaneers and has bounced throughout his career, spending time with the 49ers, Colts, Jaguars and Titans.

Weighing in at 5,085,214 pounds in 2017, he managed 4.4940 at the NFL Combine. In our 2017 profile, we noted his good balance and downhill running style, but pointed out his ball safety and vision issues.

NFL Draft 2017 player profiles: Boise State RB Jeremy McNichols

Although he has only 130 touches in the NFL, it’s worth noting that he hasn’t faltered yet.

He’ll add veteran depth to the backroom running as the Steelers search for a backup for Nagy Harris. The McNichols will compete with Benny Snell, Anthony McFarland, Mataeo Durant and Jaylen Warren for second and third places. His signature is a similar transfer to the team that released RB/FB Trey Edmunds. Pittsburgh’s roster now falls at 90.

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