Report: Cotchery joins Steelers

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Wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery has agreed to a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to ESPN.

Cotchery was released by the Jets last week, and also visited with the Ravens before agreeing to join the Steelers. Pittsburgh has 12 other wide receivers on its current roster, but Cotchery figures to compete for time as the third receiver behind starters Hines Ward and Mike Wallace. Emmanuel Sanders, who started to impress last season, still hasn't returned to practice following surgery on both feet to repair small breaks.

Antonio Brown and Tyler Grisham also figure to be in the mix for significant snaps.

A 2004 fourth-round pick by the Jets, Cotchery has 358 career receptions and 18 touchdowns. He played the past two seasons through a back injury, and finally underwent offseason surgery. However, he said he's healthy and ready to play.

"My main thing right now is just focusing on moving forward," Cotchery said the day he was released by the Jets.

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