WR Jerricho Cotchery Signs with Steelers After Meeting with St. Louis Rams

Justin Gibson@JustinNColumbiaCorrespondent IIIApril 11, 2012

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 08:  Jerricho Cotchery #89 of the Pittsburgh Steelers catches a touchdown pass to tie the game in fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 8, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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Scratch another wide receiver off the St. Louis Rams' possible wish list.

Free agent Jerricho Cotchery has signed a two-year deal to return to the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. As reported on Bleacher Report, he visited with the Rams last week.

It is unknown whether or not the Rams made Cotchery a contract offer.

In 13 games with the Steelers last season, Cotchery had 16 receptions, 237 yards and two touchdowns.

His two best career years came with the Jets in 2006 when he caught 82 passes for 961 yards and six touchdowns, and in 2007 when he caught 82 passes for 1,130 yards and two touchdowns.

Cotchery originally played for new Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer while with the New York Jets for six seasons.

He also has experience in the return game. In 54 attempts, Cotchery has 484 yards and one touchdown as a kick returner.

Cotchery has suffered several hamstring injuries in his career, including the early part of the 2011 season.

He was drafted in in the 4th round, 108th overall, by the Jets in in 2004 out of North Carolina State. It will be interesting to see what he ends up producing in the upcoming season.

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