Chickillo agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Saints on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Chickillo has spent all five seasons of his career to date playing a rotational role in Pittsburgh's linebacker corps, and he'll now look to carve out a similar gig in New Orleans. The 27-year-old also offers versatility on special teams, but he doesn't possess much (if any) fantasy value in IDP formats.
Chickillo was released by the Steelers on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Chickillo has played all of his five NFL seasons in Pittsburgh. He recorded just 19 tackles (nine solo) across 11 games in 2019. The 27-year-old is now set to test free agency.
Chickillo had two tackles (both solo) in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens. Chickillo finishes the 2019 season with 19 tackles including a half sack -- his fewest sack total since his 2015 rookie season -- in 11 games. He has one year remaining on his current contract but offers little individual fantasy value heading in to 2020.
Chickillo (ribs) is not listed on Friday's injury report, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports. Chickillo sat out Week 11's loss to the Browns due to a ribs issue, but he hasn't appeared on the injury report since. He stands to play his usual depth role against the Bengals on Sunday while contributing on special teams.
Chickillo (ribs) is inactive for Thursday's tilt against the Browns, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Chickillo suffered a rib injury Week 10 against the Rams, and he ultimately wasn't able to get healthy during a short week for recovery. With Chickillo sidelined, Olasunkanmi Adeniyi stands to play an expanded reserve role in Pittsburgh's linebacker corps during Thursday Night Football.
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