Pittsburgh used the original-round restricted tender on Chickillo, which will cost them $1.907 million for the 2018 season.
Chickillo, 26, is a former sixth-round pick of the Steelers back in 2015. He was waived at the start of the 2015 season and later signed to the team’s practice squad.
It was just a few weeks into the 2015 season that the Steelers promoted Chickillo and he’s been on their active roster ever since. He just finished a one-year exclusive rights contract with Pittsburgh.
In 2017, Chickillo appeared in all 16 games for the Steelers and recorded 19 tackles, three sacks, and one pass defense.