Wide receiver Justin Hunter visited the Cowboys last month, but he won’t be leaving the Steelers.
The Steelers announced on Thursday that Hunter has signed a one-year deal with the team.
Hunter joined the team as a free agent last season and caught four passes for 23 yards and a touchdown in seven appearances with the team. Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant and JuJu Smith-Schuster are all back with the Steelers as well and Darrius Heyward-Bey remains on hand as a core special teamer, so Hunter will have some work to do if he’s going to see more playing time this year.
Minnesota loaded the bases in the eighth, but Eddie Rosario grounded into an inning-ending double play on the first pitch from reliever Chris Devenski.
Lynn pitched five scoreless innings in his first start at Target Field but departed early because of a rising pitch count. After walking six batters in his first outing of the year, Lynn walked four on Monday. He struck out nine batters and left after 105 pitches.
“It feels miserable,” Lynn said. “I feel like I’ve gotten off to the worst start I’ve ever got off to in the big leagues. It needs to change real quick.”
Sunday’s postponement allowed Minnesota to push back a decision on a fifth starter until Friday. Molitor said a decision on who will fill the spot hasn’t been made.
The NFL so far hasn’t had anything to say about the Alliance of American Football, but you can bet they’ll be watching how football without kickoffs works. If fans like it and injuries are reduced, which are the two reasons Ebersol cited for changing the longstanding rule, don’t be surprised if the NFL follows suit.
Roseman: We’d seen it before (from 2012 to 2014). I think one of the easier things is when you have the ability to see it in your system and environment so you don’t have to translate it and say, “Maybe this guy in our system can do this.” It was there in front of us with our head coach. That was one of the moves we felt extremely confident about.
What was your team’s focus heading into the 2018 free-agent signing period?
Roseman: The most important thing is that we don’t want to be resting on our laurels and thinking that we can just sprinkle some magic dust and recreate 2017. We’re trying to maintain our priorities on how we want to build the team and add competitive guys and, at the same time, keep a good locker room with more good people and good fits for us.