Here’s why the Steelers’ chances at signing wide receiver Tyler Boyd appear to be over

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A professional reunion between Tyler Boyd and Pittsburgh doesn’t appear to be in the works, after all. Despite mutual interest, Boyd and his hometown team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, don’t appear to be joining forces this offseason, according to The Athletic. 

The Athletic’s report supports a recent report by Post-Gazette detailing why Boyd probably won’t sign with Pittsburgh. Money was the issue, as the the Steelers struggled with the idea of paying a No. 3 receiver $8 million to $9 million per season, per the report (via 93.7 The Fan). 

Along with the Steelers, Boyd has also received interest from the Chiefs and the Jets. But the Chiefs just signed Marquise “Hollywood” Brown. The Jets recently came to terms with veteran Mike Williams. In the meantime, Boyd continues to be unsigned, and the Steelers are still looking to sign a receiver to team up with George Pickens, Calvin Austin III and recently-acquired Van Jefferson. The Steelers did recently sign Quez Watkins to help with their depth at the position. 

Boyd, who enjoyed a successful, eight-year run with the Cincinnati Bengals, was clearly interested in joining the Steelers. A Pittsburgh native who starred at the University of Pittsburgh, Boyd recently spoke about the possibility of joining his hometown team. 

“You never know,” Boyd told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “I love Coach [Mike] Tomlin. He’s probably one of the realest dudes in the sports business. Obviously, I played at Pitt, and I had a lot of run-ins with him and talked to him just about football. His personality is more like a father figure. It’s a great connection, but who knows? Even if I don’t go after this year, I could do a one-year deal at the end of my career and maybe finish up, but who knows.”



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Author : Bryan DeArdo

Publish date : 2024-04-02 17:33:29

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