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PRO (59-5/3-1): Michael Palmer re-signed a one-year contract with the Steelers on March 21, 2014…claimed by the Steelers off waivers (from Seattle) on August 8, 2013…released by the Seahawks on August 6, 2013…signed by the Seahawks on July 23, 2013…released by the New York Giants on May 29, 2013….signed with the Giants as an unrestricted free agent (from Atlanta) on May 12, 2013…declared a free agent on March 12, 2013…re-signed an exclusive rights tender with the Falcons on March 6, 2012…originally signed with the Falcons as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 26, 2010.

PRO (59-5/3-1): Michael Palmer re-signed a one-year contract with the Steelers on March 21, 2014…claimed by the Steelers off waivers (from Seattle) on August 8, 2013…released by the Seahawks on August 6, 2013…signed by the Seahawks on July 23, 2013…released by the New York Giants on May 29, 2013….signed with the Giants as an unrestricted free agent (from Atlanta) on May 12, 2013…declared a free agent on March 12, 2013…re-signed an exclusive rights tender with the Falcons on March 6, 2012…originally signed with the Falcons as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 26, 2010.

    2013 (16-0)(Pit): Saw action in all 16 games…recorded his first reception as a Steeler, an eight-yarder…also totaled two special teams tackles.

  • 10/13 vs. N.Y. Jets: Registered his first career special teams tackle.
  • 11/10 vs. Buffalo: Recorded his first reception as a Steeler, an eight-yarder.
  • 12/29 vs. Cleveland: Recorded one special teams tackle.

2012 (13-2/2-1): Played in 13 regular-season games, making two starts…also played in both postseason games, starting one at tight end…caught six passes for 22 yards with one touchdown…9/9 at Kansas City: Started at TE…caught one pass for six yards…9/17 vs. Denver: Started at TE…11/4 vs. Dallas: Finished with one reception, a five-yard touchdown...NFC Divisional Game 1/13 vs. Seattle: Started at TE…recorded one special teams tackle.

2011 (16-2/1-0): Played in all 16 games, making two starts…also played in the lone postseason contest…finished the season with 10 receptions for 72 yards with one touchdown…11/27 vs. Minnesota: Caught two passes for eight yards with one touchdown…the touchdown grab marked his second-career touchdown reception…12/26 at New Orleans: Recorded season-highs with two receptions for 19 yards…NFC Wild Card Game 1/8 at N.Y. Giants: Led the team with three special teams tackles.

2010 (14-1): Played in 14 games and made one start…finished the season with five receptions for 29 yards and one touchdown…11/7 vs. Tampa Bay: Made his first career NFL start at tight end…finished with two catches for 11 yards and his first career touchdown…was inactive in Week 12 and also for the team’s lone postseason contest.

COLLEGE: Micheal Palmer played in 49 career games…finished with 73 receptions for 825 yards and eight touchdowns…his 73 receptions are second-most for a tight end in school history...as a senior, set career-highs and a school record for tight ends with 43 receptions for 507 yards, to go along with four touchdowns…also set a record with at least one reception in each of his last 11 games at Clemson, the longest such streak for a tight end in school history…first-team All-ACC selection by the ACC Media and The Sporting News...became the first tight end to earn first-team All-ACC honors at Clemson since 1986.

PERSONAL: Michael Palmer attended Parkview High School (Lilburn, Ga.)…named Class 5A all-state by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution…recorded 21 receptions for 385 yards and five touchdowns as a senior…also a three-year starter in basketball.

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