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Cotchery: I fit with Steelers

New York Jets receiver Jerricho Cotchery makes a

New York Jets receiver Jerricho Cotchery makes a reception against the San Diego Chargers during an AFC Divisional Playoff game. (January 17, 2010) Photo Credit: MCT

Former Jets receiver Jerricho Cotchery, released by the Jets last week after he asked out because he felt he wasn't in the team's long-term plans, feels right at home in Pittsburgh, where he signed earlier this week. 

"That's exactly why I came here - to play for a Super Bowl contender," Cotchery said, per Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "And the atmosphere. The way they handle their guys over here, it's something I need at this time. It's the best atmosphere for me to thrive in as a player and as a person." 

Cotchery felt alienated from the Jets after their signed Plaxico Burress to a one-year contract and then pursued former Ravens receiver Derrick Mason, who eventually signed with the Jets. 

 

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