Report: Steelers to Sign former Bears TE Dax Raymond
The Steelers will sign former Chicago Bears tight end Dax Raymond, according to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Raymond, a 6-foot-5, 250-pound first-year player from Utah State, was waived by the Bears on April 27. According to Rapoport, several other teams had been waiting to be able to work Raymond out.
The #Steelers are signing former #Bears TE Dax Raymond, source said. Some teams wanted to work him out, Pittsburgh signed him instead. This explains waiving TE Christian Scotland-Williamson.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 20, 2020
Raymond originally signed with the Bears as an undrafted rookie out of Utah State in 2019. He suffered a head injury in Chicago’s fourth preseason game and he was placed on the injured reserve, then later waived with an injury settlement and re-signed to Chicago’s practice squad. He finished the 2019 preseason with three catches for 22 yards.
At Utah State, Raymond was a two-year starter, grabbing 72 balls for 873 yards and three touchdowns in his career. He was a two-time All-Mountain West selection.
Chicago added free agent tight ends Jimmy Graham and Demetrius Harris this offseason and then drafted Cole Kmet in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, making Raymond expendable.
The Steelers made room for Raymond on the roster by releasing Christian Scotland-Williamson earlier on Monday. Their roster will stand at the full 90 players with the addition of Raymond.