NFL rumors: Bills, Jaguars interested in signing Jesse James this offseason
Tight end Jesse James has been a consistent player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but if they don’t re-sign him before NFL free agency, it appears the Buffalo Bills and the Jacksonville Jaguars could be interested, according to NFL draft analyst Tony Pauline via 24/7 Sports.
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said over the weekend that the team was still considering re-signing James before the March 13th 4 p.m. deadline.
James was asked about his time with the Steelers and had nothing but praise for the organization that gave him a shot in the NFL.
“They gave me the opportunity to play and do the best that I can do,” James recently told Jacob Klinger of PennLive.com when asked about his future in Pittsburgh. “So, I made plays for this team, I’ve played the majority of snaps two seasons here. So I might not be the featured guy in the passing game, but I’ve played the majority of snaps since I’ve been here so I feel good about that.”
James had a lot of success with the Steelers, and whenever the team needed a big catch, it seemed that James could be counted on. In 2018 James had 30 receptions for 423 yards and two touchdowns. In his career, James has caught 120 passes for 1,189 yards and nine touchdowns.
With the way James has performed in his career it does make a ton of sense for the Steelers to at least offer him a contract to see what exactly James is looking for. If he does hit the open market, don’t expect him to stay on it long.