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Steelers sign backup offensive lineman B.J. Finney to 1-year deal

Joe Rutter
| Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
The Steelers' B.J. Finney block for Ben Roethlisberger against the Bears Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at Soldier Field in Chicago Il.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
The Steelers' B.J. Finney block for Ben Roethlisberger against the Bears Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at Soldier Field in Chicago Il.

The Steelers got the last of their significant exclusive rights free agents under contract Friday when they signed backup offensive lineman B.J. Finney to a one-year deal.

Finney, entering his third NFL season with the Steelers, played in 14 games last season and made four starts: one as a blocking tight end, two at guard in place of an injured Ramon Foster and one at center in the regular-season finale when starter Maurkice Pouncey was rested.

Finney suffered a thigh injury in the season finale but returned for the AFC divisional playoff game against Jacksonville and played on special teams.

The Steelers have all of their key offensive linemen under contract for next year except for backup Chris Hubbard, who is an unrestricted free agent.

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