Cotchery is active for Sunday's game.|||||||
Cotchery was dealing with a hamstring injury.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to terms with Cotchery.|||||||
The seven-year veteran was released by the Jets last week. Cotchery gives the defending AFC champions some needed depth at wide receiver behind Mike Wallace and Hines Ward. Cotchery has 358 career receptions but his numbers fell considerably last season in New York. He hauled in just 41 passes in 14 games in 2010, his lowest reception total since he became a starter in 2006.
Cotchery believes his New York Jets career could be over.|||||||
The veteran wide receiver has been the subject of trade rumors and says he expects to be released if Derrick Mason - brought in by the Jets for a visit - passes his physical. Mason, a free agent who knows Jets coach Rex Ryan from their days in Baltimore together, was scheduled to meet with the Jets on Thursday. Cotchery, drafted by New York in the fourth round in 2004, is currently on the physically-unable-to-perform list while recovering from offseason back surgery.
Cotchery was listed as limited in practice Thursday but expects to return from a slight groin tear this week.|||||||
Cotchery suffered his injury at Cleveland on Nov. 14.
Cotchery caught five passes for 102 yards in Sunday's 30-17 loss to Indianapolis in the AFC championship.|||||||