Steelers trade for Seahawks tight end Nick Vannett
The Pittsburgh Steelers acquired tight end Nick Vannett from the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday, sending a 2020 fifth-round draft pick to Seattle in return for the four-year veteran.
In a move that signals Vance McDonald’s shoulder injury could keep him out of future games, the Steelers added to a depleted position. A former third-round pick out of Ohio State, Vannett has 48 receptions for 463 yards and four touchdowns in 42 career NFL games.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 25, 2019
The Steelers broke camp with only three tight ends on their 53-man roster: McDonald, Xavier Grimble and rookie Zach Gentry. McDonald left Sunday’s loss at the San Francisco 49ers because of a shoulder injury. Gentry made his NFL regular-season debut during that game.
The 6-foot-6, 261-pound Vannett is in the final year of his rookie contract and is making $736,000 this season (per Spotrac.com).
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