Updated: Mar 23
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The Steelers announced today that they've signed free agent wide receiver Tyler Simmons to a one-year contract. This was an expected move, as his agent Brian McLaughlin shared a story on Twitter this past Friday that Simmons caught Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert's eye at the Georgia pro day when he was working out. Colbert reportedly wanted to offer Simmons a job on the spot. He has now made that offer.
Simmons played at Georgia and signed with the Texans as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft. However, Simmons only lasted a few weeks in Houston before he was released.
Simmons played four seasons at Georgia with 35 receptions for 438 yards (12.5-yard average) and three touchdowns. He also added 17 carries for 220 yards and two touchdowns. In addition, he returned punts his senior season, with nine for 143 yards, averaging 15.9 yards, with a long of 42 yards.