The Steelers are on a mission to replace long-time TE Heath Miller, who retired after last season. McKeesport, Pa., native Jesse James is doing a good job in the audition.
The former Penn State TE caught his second career touchdown on Sunday against the Bengals, sticking his arms through traffic to haul in the 9-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger.
Jesse James, WHAT A CATCHhttps://t.co/lfm7cyod1t
— Steel City Sports (@SteeICitySports) September 18, 2016
— Alex Kozora (@Alex_Kozora) September 18, 2016
The Steelers took James in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft and he caught eight passes in eight games as a rookie. This year, without Miller and projected starter Ladarius Green hurt, James has eight catches for 60 yards and a touchdown through seven quarters.
James caught 78 passes for 1,005 yards and 11 touchdowns in three years at Penn State.