The Pittsburgh Steelers have made another move in free agency today. The team is signing former Chicago Bears defensive-turned-offensive lineman, Rashaad Coward.
Former #Bears OL Rashaad Coward, an RFA who was not tendered, is expected to sign with the #Steelers, source said. A former DL who worked his way into the starting lineup on offense, Coward now lands in Pittsburgh.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 29, 2021
Coward, a former undrafted free agent, spent all three seasons of his career in Chicago. He was signed as a restricted free agent, who was not tendered by Chicago.
What makes this signing so interesting, is that it was reportedly first talked about during a game of Call Of Duty according to Bleacher Report.
A Reddit user was in a lobby and overheard the details of the contract being talked about between Coward and his wife, who was the one playing. The user reported this on a Reddit subpage and it turned some heads. This happened a few days ago, and now the news has released and come to fruition. A one of a kind story.
Coward himself seems excited to get started in Pittsburgh:
— Rashaad Coward (@RashaadCoward) March 29, 2021
We the fans are excited for Coward to come in and show what he can do. We look forward to him joining and contributing to the team this year in their efforts to bring home a seventh Lombardi Trophy.