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Former Cowboys WR Hints He Will Sign With Steelers



Steelers WR Simi Fehoko

Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Simi Fehoko hinted on social media that he will sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad on Thursday.

Fehoko posted two things to suggest he is likely joining the Steelers. Fehoko posted an Instagram story on Instagram indicating that he landed at Pittsburgh International Airport.

Then, on Twitter, Fehoko would tweet with Black and Gold emojis, asking how the weather was over in Pennsylvania. Between the two posts, it seems likely that Fehoko will end up signing to Pittsburgh’s practice squad. The team still has seven open spots on the practice squad, with Dez Fitzpatrick as the other current wide receiver inked to the practice squad.

Fehoko is the cousin of Steelers defensive tackle Breiden Fehoko. Breiden is one of Simi’s five cousins who played college football at some level. Now, they will have the opportunity to play together on the same team. Simi played high school football in Utah while Breiden played in Hawai’i, so they never got to play with one another in high school.

Simi Fehoko was a fifth-round pick out of Stanford in 2021. During those two years in Dallas, he caught three passes for 24 yards. Fehoko, 25, is a Salt Lake City native. He went on a two-year mission to Korea before enrolling at Stanford to play college football in 2018. During those years, he earned a first-team All-Pac 12 selection in 2020, catching 37 passes for 574 yards in just six games.

He finished college with 1,146 yards and nine touchdowns on 62 receptions. At his pro day, Fehoko ran a 4.43 40-yard dash, measuring at 10-foot broad jump and 34.5-inch vertical. At 6-foot-3, 222 pounds, he is a bigger receiver that plays with physicality. However, he never found the field consistently with the Cowboys. In October of 2022, he suffered a shoulder injury that put him on injured reserve in Dallas.

Now, he will look to find a new beginning in Pittsburgh. The Steelers have six wide receivers on the roster, with Fitzpatrick on the practice squad. Fehoko could join a group that often carries at least eight players between the active roster and the practice squad.