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Steelers sign two to extensions

Posted Jan 15, 2018

The team signed Xavier Grimble and Kameron Canaday to extensions.

The offseason is only a day old, but the Steelers have already gotten to work.

The team signed tight end Xavier Grimble and long-snapper Kameron Canaday to one-year contract extensions on Monday.

Grimble, who will be entering his third season, has been a solid back-up at the tight end spot. He played in 28 games over his two seasons, starting four. He has 16 catches for 150 yards and three touchdowns. He has also been used in blocking situations.

Canaday signed with the Steelers last February, but was released on May 5 after the team drafted Colin Holba in the sixth-round. He was re-signed on May 30, and then won the job in the preseason and training camp and has been the team’s long-snapper all season.

The team also signed five players to Reserve/Future contacts, something that normally happens this time of year. Those signed are all familiar faces who spent time on the team’s practice squad this year. They include cornerback Dashaun Phillips, linebacker Farrington Huguenin, safety Jordan Dangerfield and tight end Jake McGee, who were all on the practice squad when the season ended, as well as Matt Galambos, who finished out the season on the practice squad/injured list.