Report: JuJu interested in signing with Chiefs as free agent

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster expressed interest in signing with the Kansas City Chiefs as a free agent, sources told Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network.

Smith-Schuster is on track to hit the open market in March. He took a one-year deal to stay with the Steelers last year after turning down offers from the Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens.

A shoulder injury limited Smith-Schuster to 15 catches for 129 yards over five regular-season appearances in 2021. He returned months ahead of schedule to play in the Steelers' postseason loss to the Chiefs.

Smith-Schuster has spent his entire five-year career in Pittsburgh. He said at the end of the season that "it would be nice to stay for another four years," but it's unclear how far the Steelers are willing to extend themselves financially to keep him.

The Steelers selected Smith-Schuster in the second round of the 2017 draft. The USC product rose to stardom with a 1,426-yard campaign in 2018, but he hasn't reached the 1,000-yard mark since.

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Report: JuJu interested in signing with Chiefs as free agent
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