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Schefter: Steelers sign C/G Mason Cole to three-year deal

Schefter: Steelers sign C/G Mason Cole to three-year deal

The Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t finished adding free agency, signature center Mason Cole to a three-year deal, according to ESPN’s Adam Scheffer.

The financial terms of the deal were not immediately known.

Cole, 25, spent 2021 with the Minnesota Vikings, starting seven games in 2021. Cole has 39 career starts, 32 of which are coming in the previous three years with the Arizona Cardinals. He has experience in both position and goalkeeper. He’ll turn 26 in two weeks.

The Cardinals traded Ben Cole to Minnesota in March 2021 for a sixth-round pick. He didn’t start until mid-season, starting work in the center before colliding with the right-hander for three games. He suffered an elbow injury towards the end of the season that put him out of action for the IR in late December.

Coming out of Michigan, Cole’s 6041 weighed 307 pounds with 32 1/8 inch of arms at the 2018 Combine. The 5.15 ran 40 with a 23.5-inch barrel, scoring less than the RAS average. He played left and center interference with the Wolverines.

Drafted in the third round of the 2018 draft from Michigan, Cole could come in to become the Steelers’ starting center or kick for the right-hander and replace Trai Turner, who appears to be hitting a free agency.

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