The rookie was targeted four times, recording his first career reception and touchdown. He and fellow tight end Jesse James may be in line for more targets with Ladarius Green (PUP-ankle) out for at least four more games.
Grimble caught two passes for 26 yards on three targets in Friday's preseason game against the Saints.
A 2014 UDFA, Grimble entered training camp as a fringe roster candidate, but with Ladarius Green (ankle) looking increasingly doubtful for the start of the season, Grimble could open the year as Pittsburgh's No. 2 or 3 tight end. The role probably wouldn't come with many snaps or targets, as Jesse James is still clearly ahead of Grimble. The Steelers are also expected to retain blocking specialist David Johnson.
|Bye: Week 8|
|9||11/6/16||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|11||11/20/16||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|12||11/24/16||@ IND||8:30 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ CIN||8:30 pm|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
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