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Steelers trade for Wilcox

Posted Sep 3, 2017

The Steelers traded for Tampa Bay safety J.J. Wilcox.

Just a day after the Steelers announced their 53-man roster, it has already changed.

The team traded for safety J.J. Wilcox, from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and will also receive Tampa’s seventh-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Steelers gave the Buccaneers their sixth-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Wilcox, who is in his fifth NFL season, signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason.

Wilcox spent his first four seasons in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys, after they selected him in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Wilcox started for the Cowboys in 2014 and 2015, and started four games in 2016. In his four seasons he had 158 tackles, five interceptions, two forced fumbles, 15 pass defenses and recorded a safety. 

This is the Steelers third trade in two days.

Transactions

Date Transaction
09/23/2017 Promoted LB L.J. Fort from the practice squad to the active roster; released LB Steven Johnson.
09/20/2017 Signed OL Jake Rodgers to the practice squad; Released WR Justin Thomas from the practice squad.
09/13/2017 Signed LB L.J. Fort to the Practice Squad and released LB Matt Galambos from the Practice Squad.