After making a name for himself in 2016, there was no way the Steelers were going to let linebacker Anthony Chickillo get away. The team has re-signed the exclusive rights free agent to a one-year deal, as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets.
Chickillo, a 2015 sixth-round pick, appeared in seven games for the Steelers as a rookie but primarily contributed on special teams. This year, he played in 15 games and made seven starts. on the year, he had 24 total tackles, two forced fumbles, and 2.5 sacks. Still just 24, Chickillo has played his way into a significant role on the 2017 team.
Chickillo is now the sixth Pittsburgh ERFA to re-up with the team this offseason. Roosevelt Nix, Cobi Hamilton, Chris Boswell, Fitzgerald Toussaint, and Jordan Dangerfield have already signed back on with the Steelers.
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