Steelers Signing TE Eric Ebron To Two-Year, $12M Deal


Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Steelers are signing former Lions and Colts TE Eric Ebron to a two-year, $12 million contract on Friday.

Ebron was one of the best available players left in this year’s free agent class and the top tight end option. 

There was some speculation that the Packers or Patriots could make sense for him, but it appears as though the Steelers surfaced as his best option in the end. 

Ebron, 26, was taken with the No. 10 overall pick by the Lions back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $12.249 million rookie contract and made a base salary of $1,590,337 for the 2017 season.

The Lions elected to pick up his fifth-year option, which would have cost them around $8,250,000 for the 2018 season. However, the Lions released Ebron before the season and he signed a two-year, $15 million deal with the Colts.

In 2019, Ebron appeared in 11 games for the Colts and caught 31 passes for 375 yards receiving and three touchdowns.

We had him included in our Top 100 Available 2020 Free Agents list.

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