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TE Jesse James - Pittsburgh Steelers

6-7, 261Born: 6-4-1994College: Penn StateDrafted: Round 5

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17 vs CLE 37 2 9 0 0 0.9
19 vs JAX 17 1 12 0 0 1.2

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 17 vs CLE (2 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)

Jesse James had a quiet afternoon with two receptions for nine yards.

2017 Week 15 vs NE (5 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)

Jesse James looked to be the hero of the game with a go-ahead touchdown with 28 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. The touchdown was controversially reversed because James did not control the reception as he was falling to the ground.

2017 Week 14 vs BAL (12 / 10 / 97 / 0 rec)

Jesse James finished with a career-high ten receptions for a career-best 97 yards. He was remarkably efficient securing 10 of his 12 targets. James dominated in the short to intermediate passing game with crossing-routes and slants. The tight end was one of the main beneficiaries of the offense playing from behind for most of the second half.

2017 Week 13 vs CIN (2 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)

James was invisible in the Steelers passing game until the final minutes of the game. James converted a short crosser route where he was left alone to convert a third down in the red zone. James, the lumbering athlete, even managed yards-after-catch on the play. This week marked the fourth game of the season where James caught one or fewer passes.

2017 Week 12 vs GB (4 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)

James had some decent catches but also had one inexcusable drop. Ben Roethlisberger doesn't look for him a whole lot, and as the Steelers seem to be happy to drop a lot of screens and short passes to LeVeon Bell, that may not change.

2017 Week 11 vs TEN (8 / 5 / 21 / 1 rec)

Jesse James was a reliable underneath option with five receptions for 21 yards and one touchdown. Early first quarter, James was targeted in the end zone but could not complete the reception as he was locked in tight coverage. Early fourth quarter on 3rd and goal, James able to peel off his block as he was left wide open in the middle of the end zone for an easy one-yard touchdown reception.

2017 Week 8 vs DET (3 / 2 / 42 / 0 rec)

Jesse James finished with two receptions for 42 yards. Mid first quarter, James caught a screen pass for a 10-yard reception. Late second quarter, James ran a delayed slant getting free from the defense to the right sideline for a 32-yard reception.

2017 Week 5 vs JAX (5 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)

Jesse James continued his role as a secondary option in the short passing game. James finished with an uneventful three receptions for 24 yards.

2017 Week 4 vs BAL (3 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec)

Jesse James was once again a secondary receiving option in the passing game. Mid first quarter, James peeled off a block for a short reception and ran for a 15-yard gain. Mid second quarter, James ran a crossing-route for an 18-yard reception.

2017 Week 3 vs CHI (4 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)

Mid first quarter, Jesse James ran a crossing-route for a 14-yard reception. He injured his left shoulder on the play but left the field on his own terms and later returned during the third quarter.

2017 Week 2 vs MIN (5 / 4 / 27 / 0 rec)

Jesse James was injured on the first play from scrimmage with what looked to be a mild ankle injury. The training staff was seen tapping his ankles on the sidelines. James returned to start the second series of the game and finished with four receptions for 27 yards. Late second quarter, James ran a curl-route for a 12-yard reception. Early fourth quarter, James caught a quick pass for an 8-yard reception.

2017 Week 1 vs CLE (8 / 6 / 41 / 2 rec)

Jesse James made an impact in the short passing game with 6 receptions for 41 yards and 2 touchdowns. Early 2nd quarter on a 3rd and 10, James was left uncovered and hauled in an easy 19-yard reception. Late 2nd quarter on a 3rd and goal, James ran a slant route for a 4-yard touchdown reception. On the play, James found an open spot in the middle of the end zone and showed good concentration completing the reception. Mid 3rd quarter while on 3rd and goal, James ran a tight end screen pass for a 2-yard touchdown reception. Late 4th quarter, James caught a short pass for an 8-yard reception.


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