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Steelers Show Interest in former Texans, Georgia WR Tyler Simmons

According to a tweet from NFL Agent Brian McLaughlin, the Pittsburgh Steelers have shown interest in former Georgia WR Tyler Simmons.


Simmons graduated from Georgia in 2020, went undrafted, and made the Houston Texans practice squad out of training camp. He was released from the practice squad on September 21st, 2020.


Simmons attended Georgia’s Pro Day last week as one of two former Bulldog players who had some professional experience last year and hoped to find an NFL home this offseason.


It seems like his second chance has worked out as he caught the eye of Steelers GM Kevin Colbert, who offered him on the spot to join the team.


Simmons was with the Texans last year, hoping to become their starting kick returner before losing out on the job.


This signing would bring competition for recently re-signed WR Ray-Ray McCloud as both can be used in various ways.


At Georgia, Simmons was co-winner of the Kevin Butler Special Teams MVP in 2019 and was one of three recipients of the Charley Trippi Award, named for the most versatile player in 2018.


So far, there's been no official word on a contract.



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