The Steelers have added some depth at the tight end position by re-signing Michael Palmer, according to Burt Lauten, the team’s PR man (Twitter link). Palmer inked a one-year deal to remain in Pittsburgh.
Palmer, 26, spent the first three seasons of his career with the Falcons before joining the Steelers for 2013. In Atlanta, he made a handful of catches per season, but he hauled in just one pass for eight yards in Pittsburgh, spending most of his 49 offensive snaps playing as a blocker. The Clemson product also contributed on special teams, making a pair of tackles in coverage.
Terms of the deal weren’t announced, but it’ll certainly be a minimum salary benefit contract for Palmer.