By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers have reportedly decided to exercise their option for the safety of Minkah Fitzpatrick in the fifth year.
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NFL network national insider Ian Rapoport reported the news on Tuesday afternoon on Twitter.
The #Steelers have exercised Minkah Fitzpatrick’s fifth year safety option, the source said. The #Bears did the same for Roquan Smith.
– Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 27, 2021
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The Steelers acquired Fitzpatrick through trade in 2019 and sent him a 2020 first round draft to the Miami Dolphins.
In both 2019 and 2020, Fitzpatrick received the highest AP All-Pro award.
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