Friday Insider: Where’s progress with Jesse?


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Jesse James. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

The Steelers aren't too happy with the progress Jesse James has made at tight end in his third NFL season, from what I'm hearing, and Vance McDonald should be a bigger part of the offense moving forward. The coaching staff has been unhappy with James' blocking, and his route-running hasn't been great, either. It was one reason why the team acquired McDonald from the 49ers the week before the start of the regular season.

It took some time for McDonald to learn the offense. He also suffered a bruised knee that kept him out of the team's game Oct. 29 against Detroit. Look for McDonald to take over the No. 1 tight end role moving forward.

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