The Pittsburgh Steelers have traded a fifth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to the Seattle Seahawks for tight end Nick Vannett according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
The #Steelers traded a fifth-round pick in 2020 to the #Seahawks for TE Nick Vannett, source said. Needed help with Vance McDonald banged up and paid the price to get it. Vannett has 48 career catches and 4 TDs.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 25, 2019
The Steelers made the move for a tight end because their starter, Vance McDonald is dealing with a shoulder injury. He was seen with his arm in a sling on Tuesday.
Vannett, 26, has spent four seasons with the Seahawks. In his career, he has 48 receptions for 463 yards and four touchdowns.
Seattle has been using Will Dissly as their main tight end, which enticed them to trade Vannett for a pick.