It is being reported this morning by Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing to bring back guard/center B.J. Finney, pending a physical. Finney was previously with the Steelers from 2016-2019 but ultimately decided to leave for greener pastures signing a 2-year $8M contract in March of 2020 with the Seattle Seahawks. Finney was later traded to the Cinncinnati Bengals in October of 2020 for a 7th round draft pick. Finney saw 0 snaps in the 2020 season after playing 33% of the snaps for the Steelers in 2019. The move should come as no surprise as the Steelers desperately need depth on the interior of the offensive line with the retirement of Maurkice Pouncey as well as the upcoming free agency for guard Matt Feiler. Finney should provide a cheap flexible option to provide not only depth at guard, as well as be in the mix for the starting center role. Moves like this are common for the Steelers as they have a history of bringing back veterans on team-friendly deals, so be on the lookout for more moves like this.
Finney is at the team's South Side facility today but first has to pass a physical. He was released by the Bengals last Friday. https://t.co/kyJOSVBJCv
— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) March 12, 2021
B.J. Finney is back in Pittsburgh after spending the 2020 season in Seattle & Cincinnati. pic.twitter.com/vVd4yiVO8J
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) March 12, 2021