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Steelers DT Javon Hargrave Signs with Drew Rosenhaus ahead of Free Agency



Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Javon Hargrave has made a change in representation in advance of his important offseason.

Hargrave, who will be an unrestricted free agent for the first time this offseason, has signed with Drew Rosenhaus of Rosenhaus Sports.

A third-round draft pick by the Steelers in 2016, Hargrave was the primary starter at defensive tackle for the Steelers for the last four seasons. He started 52 games and made 63 appearances for the team, recording 168 tackles, 22 tackles for a loss, 14.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and two passes defended.

The 6-foot-2, 305-pound Hargrave started as the nose tackle in the Steelers’ 3-4 alignment, but in 2019, saw an expanded role in sub packages due to the injury of defensive end Stephon Tuitt.

Hargrave earned $2.025 million in the final year of his rookie contract in 2019. The 27-year-old is due for a big pay raise, and it may not be able to come in Pittsburgh due to the Steelers’ salary cap crunch.

Without Hargrave or fellow unrestricted free agents Artie Burns, Kameron Canaday, Sean Davis, Bud Dupree, B.J. Finney, Tyler Matakevich and Nick Vannett, the Steelers are already over the salary cap for the 2020 season.