Pittsburgh Steelers activate former Auburn WR Sammie Coates from PUP list
When Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant was suspended for the entire 2016 season, it opened the door for former Auburn WR Sammie Coates to contribute.
After starting off the season with a bang, though, Coates injured a finger and was severely limited in the second half of the year.
He finished the year with 49 catches for 435 yards and two touchdowns, but only two of those catches came after Week 5.
This offseason, he had a scope on his knee and was placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, but was activated on Wednesday, according to Pro Football Talk.
Meanwhile, Bryant returned from suspension and the Steelers added former USC WR JuJu Smith-Schuster in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
If Coates doesn’t make the most of the last three weeks of the preseason, he could find himself looking for work by the time the regular season starts.