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Report: Steelers TE Nick Vannett Signs with Denver Broncos

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Former Steelers tight end Nick Vannett has signed a two-year free agent contract with the Denver Broncos, according to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

Vannett, 27, came to the Steelers in the middle of the 2019 season when they traded a fifth-round draft pick to the Seattle Seahawks in response to injuries to starter Vance McDonald and backup Xavier Grimble.

Vannett became the Steelers’ primary tight end for most of the season, playing in the final 13 games with Pittsburgh and making six starts. He made 13 catches on 17 targets for 166 yards in Pittsburgh.

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A former third-round draft pick out of Ohio State, Vannett has 591 receiving yards on 61 catches in his four-year NFL career.

The Steelers have brought back McDonald on his team option for the 2020 and 2021 seasons and also signed free agent Eric Ebron two a two-year contract this offseason. Additionally, 2019 rookie Zach Gentry, Kevin Rader and Christian Scotland-Williamson are on the team’s offseason roster.

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