Steelers Sign Eric Ebron for 2 Years

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Steelers Sign Eric Ebron for 2 Years

Post by StillerInCT » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:15 pm

Saw the bleacher report alert

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Confirmed by Schefter
Former Colts TE Eric Ebron is going to the Steelers on a two-year, $12 million deal, per source.



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Post by Thrillsseeker » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:25 pm

Yes.
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Post by Ice » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:27 pm

Well, that shores up a need position before the draft. Compared to what Hooper got, it's a bargain.
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Post by Jizz Mop » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:33 pm

Sweet. I like it.

Now add JK Dobbins w #49

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Post by K_C_ » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:33 pm

Didn't he pull a pussy move in Indy last season and the GM called him out for it publicly?

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Post by Steelperch » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:35 pm

Ebron and MCdonald. Tape them together and you have one good healthy TE. Very surprised they kept MCDonald and signed Ebron.

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Post by K_C_ » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:35 pm

Also, Ebron's no blocker from what I remember of him. He's more of a wideout masquerading as a TE.

Do they still keep McDonald?

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Post by Ice » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:37 pm

Two dogs, one bone? Keep in mind, his contract is only a million more a year than what Turdy Red got from the Bills :lol:
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Post by Orangesteel » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:43 pm

I love this move. Ben to Enron is going to be a deadly combo. And with the news that Ben is feeling like he’s young again post-op, what a wonderful Steelers Friday this has been.

Well played!

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Post by Steeldrama » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:44 pm

Clubhouse cancer
Hopefully he’s a cap friendly cut
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Post by CORE-TEN » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:46 pm

McDonald, Vannet, Gentry, and now Ebron.

How many TE's do the steelers usually carry?

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Post by Jobu » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:48 pm

Did not see this one coming.

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Post by steelmann58 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:48 pm

TE /G/C DL now only a S to sign In FA and we can draft the Best Player come our pick @ 49

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Post by Jobu » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:49 pm

CORE-TEN wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:46 pm
McDonald, Vannet, Gentry, and now Ebron.

How many TE's do the steelers usually carry?
Probably means UFA Vannet is out.

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Post by SteelWIll » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:51 pm

dont forget to add Grimble to that TE list...

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Post by jebrick » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:03 pm

Ebron is on his 3rd team already. Drafting Albert Okwuegbunam is about the same. Great athlete with very suspect hands.

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Post by Pabst » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:04 pm

SteelWIll wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:51 pm
dont forget to add Grimble to that TE list...
Grimble was released last October and signed with the Colts in December.

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Post by smithessmokin » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:04 pm

SteelWIll wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:51 pm
dont forget to add Grimble to that TE list...
Grimble didn’t makes the roster last year.

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Post by Pabst » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:07 pm

jebrick wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:03 pm
Ebron is on his 3rd team already. Drafting Albert Okwuegbunam is about the same. Great athlete with very suspect hands.
I'm a Mizzou fan and have watched this guy for 3 years - I want no part of him on the Steelers. His issues go way beyond hands.

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Post by tbsteel » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:07 pm

With McDonald and Gentry we had the worst TE group in the NFL. Ebron is far from perfect but he's a huge upgrade over Gentry's worthless ass.

Steelers doing what they do: shoring up the roster before the draft.

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Post by jebrick » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:09 pm

Pabst wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:07 pm
jebrick wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:03 pm
Ebron is on his 3rd team already. Drafting Albert Okwuegbunam is about the same. Great athlete with very suspect hands.
I'm a Mizzou fan and have watched this guy for 3 years - I want no part of him on the Steelers. His issues go way beyond hands.
Thus the comparison. Great athlete. Not a football player. Ebron will break some hearts with his drops

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Post by Jobu » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:10 pm

SteelWIll wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:51 pm
dont forget to add Grimble to that TE list...
Huh?

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Post by Ice » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:12 pm

Steeldrama wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:44 pm
Clubhouse cancer
Hopefully he’s a cap friendly cut
Clubhouse cancers are our specialty.
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Post by BethlehemSteel » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:13 pm

Praying for 12 tds again from Ebron
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Post by Pabst » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:18 pm

jebrick wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:09 pm
Pabst wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:07 pm
jebrick wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:03 pm
Ebron is on his 3rd team already. Drafting Albert Okwuegbunam is about the same. Great athlete with very suspect hands.
I'm a Mizzou fan and have watched this guy for 3 years - I want no part of him on the Steelers. His issues go way beyond hands.
Thus the comparison. Great athlete. Not a football player. Ebron will break some hearts with his drops

Oh, I understand, I'm just letting it be know - Okwuegbunam is a pussy and he can't run a route to save his life. Damn near all of his college production came against the likes of Idaho, Memphis, UConn, Arkansas, and Vandy.

He had exactly 3 TDs in conference play in 2018 and 2019 combined, one of which came against Vanderbilt.

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Post by SteelWIll » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:52 pm

thought Grimble was IRed....

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Post by Steelersfan » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:28 pm

A push signing for McDonald to shit or get off the pot. An upgrade to Vanett. Not a bad signing for a cash strapped team, in a poor TE class draft with very minimal picks. It's a move and a good one in that sense.

McDonald
Ebron
The Rugby Player- Christian Scotland-Williamson
Gentry

I think CSW makes the 53 last year, until he got hurt. And Gentry shoulda went to the PS. Another duo to push each other and may the best man win.

PLUS, No waste of a reach or draft pick needed.
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Post by Kodiak » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:35 pm

Ice wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:12 pm
Clubhouse cancers are our specialty.
With injury prone TE's a close second
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Post by CORE-TEN » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:38 pm

Steelersfan wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:28 pm
A push signing for McDonald to shit or get off the pot. An upgrade to Vanett. Not a bad signing for a cash strapped team, in a poor TE class draft with very minimal picks. It's a move and a good one in that sense.

McDonald
Ebron
The Rugby Player- Christian Scotland-Williamson
Gentry

No waste of a reach or draft pick needed.
What exactly has Christian Scotland-Williamson done to merit a roster spot?

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Post by Stosh-67 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:51 pm

McDonald, Ebron, Gentry, Vannett ( If he is still in the mix? )
A new FB in Watt.
a bit of reshuffling on the OL..........with a new man / change of position in at LG ( Feiler ) next man up at RT in Oks or Banner.
38 year old Ben coming back off arm surgury.
the youth and learning curve at the WR spot...............JuJu, Washington, Johnson, Switzer, Moncrief, Cain, Tevon Jones, Holton......
alot of shuffling of RB's last year........Connor, Samuels, Snell, Edmunds, Whyte

I think this team probably will be putting an emphasis on protecting the QB and running the football.

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