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Steelers sign TE Grimble to 1-year deal

| Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, 4:33 p.m.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Steelers tight end Xavier Grimble scores past the Ravens' Albert McClellan (left) and Eric Weddle during the first quarter Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, at Heinz Field.

The Steelers came to terms with another of their exclusive rights free agents, signing tight end Xavier Grimble to a one-year contract Monday.

The NFL minimum for a player with one year of service time is $540,000.

Grimble, 24, appeared in 11 games for the Steelers in his first NFL season. He had 11 receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns. He was inactive for three games because of a groin injury and did not play in the regular-season finale against Cleveland with a rib injury. Grimble had only eight snaps in three postseason games and did not have a catch.

Joe Rutter is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at jrutter@tribweb.com or via Twitter @tribjoerutter.

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