The Steelers have re-signed wide receiver and kick returner Ray-Ray McCloud to a one-year contract for the 2021 season, according to a report by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
McCloud signed with the Steelers just before the start of the 2020 season after being released by the Buffalo Bills and played an unexpected role in the team’s offense in 2020, in addition to his expected role as return specialist.
The #Steelers have agreed to terms with WR/return man Ray-Ray McCloud on a one-year deal, source said. McCloud played in every game last season, starting two, and now stays in Pittsburgh.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 10, 2021
McCloud played in all 16 games and made two starts at wide receiver, hauling in 20 of 22 targets for 77 yards. He also rushed four times for 65 yards.
He returned 29 punts for 298 yards for 10.3 yards per return average, which was fourth in the NFL. He also returned 28 kicks for 646 yards and a 23.1 yards per return average, which was eighth in the league. McCloud’s 1,086 all-purpose yards led the Steelers.
McCloud had been set to become a restricted free agent next week. The financial terms of his contract were not announced. McCloud is the third of the Steelers’ potential free agents to re-sign with the team, along with center J.C. Hassenauer and linebacker Marcus Allen.