Hodges couldn't make the Steelers to begin the season and landed on their practice squad. The 2017 sixth-round pick has 48 catches for 691 yards and seven touchdowns in his final season at Virginia Tech but has yet to play in an NFL game. Hodges may see a spot open up if Xavier Grimble moves on from Pittsburgh after the season, but he won't have many opportunities with Vance McDonald and Jesse James under contract in 2019.
Hodges was waived by the Steelers on Saturday.
The 2017 sixth-rounder went unclaimed on waivers and joined the Steelers' practice squad. He'll be a candidate for a promotion to the active roster if Vance McDonald (foot), Jesse James (back), or Xavier Grimble (wrist) suffer any setbacks.
Hodges showed promise in college at Virginia Tech, converting to tight end after being recruited as a quarterback, but he hasn't turned that potential into NFL production. He'll now look to secure a depth and special teams role with Pittsburgh in 2018.
Hodges was waived by the Jets on Sunday.
Hodges was waived to make room for running back George Atkinson. If Hodges clears waivers, he'll become a free agent and will look to secure a depth tight end and special teams role with a team in 2018.
Hodges, a sixth-round selection in the 2017 Draft, was waived-injured by the Vikings back in September and then spent six weeks on the Panthers' practice squad. He'll now compete with Neal Sterling and Jordan Leggett for a reserve tight end role this season.