Grimble caught his lone target for 16 yards during Sunday's 16-13 win over Cincinnati.
Despite playing in all 16 games this season, Grimble managed just six catches (on eight targets) for 86 yards. The eight targets were the fewest he has seen in his three seasons, but his 14.3 yards per catch reflect a career high. A restricted free agent, Grimble could return to Pittsburgh in 2019 and possibly pass Jesse James -- an unrestricted free agent -- on the depth chart behind Vance McDonald.
Grimble failed to catch his lone target during Sunday's 31-28 loss to New Orleans.
The backup tight end has just five catches on seven targets this season, so he shouldn't be counted on in Week 17 despite facing a Cincinnati defense that which allows the fourth most fantasy points to tight ends per game (10.4).
Grimble managed to clear the league-mandated concussion protocol with time to spare for Week 13, and was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. The depth tight end is on track to suit up against the Chargers on Sunday, but Grimble is unlikely to see notable targets behind Vance McDonald and Jesse James.
Grimble was placed in the concussion protocol Tuesday, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
The USC product will now have to clear concussion protocol before gaining clearance to return to the field. With Grimble and Vance McDonald (hip) nursing injuries, Jesse James could be the only healthy tight end on the roster for the Steelers' game Sunday.
Grimble caught his lone target for three yards during Pittsburgh's 20-16 win against Jacksonville.
On the season, Grimble has caught every pass thrown to him. Unfortunately, that equates to three receptions for 38 yards. The Steelers face the Broncos -- who allow the sixth most fantasy points to opposing tight ends -- in Week 12, but Vance McDonald is the tight end to have off this roster.
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