The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed guard Joey Fisher to a reserve/future contract for the 2024 season, the team announced on Wednesday.
Pittsburgh first signed Fisher as part of the initial wave of signings following roster cut-downs back in August. He remained with the club’s practice squad before he was released on Nov. 14 without appearing in a game.
The team brought him back as part of a group of 17 players signed to reserve/future contracts for the 2024 season on Wednesday.
A Baltimore, Maryland native, Fisher played for Division II Shepherd University, where he played alongside Chicago Bears backup quarterback Tyson Bagent.
Fisher became an All-American at the Division II level, starting three seasons for the Rams. He was also an All-PSAC First Team selection his senior season.
Fisher was invited to the 2023 Senior Bowl along with Bagent, but did not play due to a hand injury. He went undrafted and signed with the San Francisco 49ers, where he spent training camp and the 2023 preseason.
During the preseason in San Francisco, Fisher played 37 snaps, logging all of those snaps at left guard. He can play both spots but primarily played on the left side in San Francisco. While at Shepherd, he played at right tackle, giving him some intriguing versatility at 6-foot-4 and about 295 pounds.
During his pro day, he benched an absurd 40 reps while running a 5.03 40-yard dash. He tested like a freak athlete with 32-inch arms, which will likely cause him to slide inside full-time during his NFL career. He practiced almost exclusively at guard in his time with the Steelers.