Steelers bring back Cotchery, Essex
Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Steelers have reportedly agreed to terms with wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery and offensive tackle Trai Essex.
Both players tweeted their new deals, Cotchery late Wednesday and Essex on Thursday.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Cotchery's new pact is for two years and $3 million.
There were no terms available for Essex, who tweeted, "I am ecstatic to announce that I am back with the @Steelers ! There is no place like #SteelerNation #EverydayIsABlessing."
Cotchery joined the Steelers for the 2011 season after spending his first seven years with the New York Jets. He caught 16 passes for 237 yards with two touchdowns in 13 games last year, adding a 31-yard TD reception in the playoff loss to Denver.
Essex has spent each of his seven NFL seasons with Pittsburgh, which made him a third-round pick in the 2005 draft. He started three of the 16 games he played last season and has started 28 times in 75 games.