The Pittsburgh Steelers’ brass seem to be intent on creating more depth and competition at the wide receiver during the upcoming offseason. Earlier this afternoon, the Steelers signed Danny Coale to a Reserve/Future contract according to the team’s official website.
After a solid career at Virginia Tech (four-year starter, 165 catches, 2,658 receiving yards and eight receiving touchdowns) the former Hokie (6′ 187 lbs.) was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Like many late round draft picks Coale spent his first season on Dallas’ practice squad. Sadly, his rookie year was cut short by a knee injury he sustained in November. Coale was eventually released by the franchise prior to the beginning of the 2013 campaign.
Although he was picked up by the Indianapolis Colts last September, the wide receiver was released after only one week so the team could make room for Da’Rick Rogers.
As it stands, it looks like the Steelers are adding plenty of receivers to their roster in case Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery both leave as free agents this spring. Coale is the fifth wide receiver the team has inked to a Reserve/Future deal, and I for one am glad to see that the front office is hedging their bets at that particular position.