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Damontae Kazee and the Steelers have agreed to terms on a two-year contact.
Kazee will return to Pittsburgh, where he suited up nine times last season. The 29-year-old defensive back tallied two interceptions and two passes defensed last season.
The Steelers placed backup safety Damontae Kazee on the IR after tests revealed he would need surgery on his injured arm.
The 29-year-old DB signed with the Steelers in May after playing for the Falcons and Cowboys. No timetable was provided for recovery from surgery, and Linden Stephens will presumably take over backup safety duties.
On Monday, the Steelers signed S Damontae Kazee for the 2022 season.
The 28-year-old former fifth-round pick will be entering his sixth year in the NFL, having previously played with Dallas and Atlanta. Kazee has tallied 12 interceptions, 17 pass deflections, seven forced fumbles, and 251 tackles in his career.
Atlanta Falcons S Damontae Kazee will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn Achilles Monday night vs. the Packers.
Kazee was drafted by the Falcons in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL draft and has 10 interceptions over his last two seasons. This is a big loss for a Falcons defense that has looked mediocre at best so far this season. The Falcons D/ST is among the worst in the league and should not be on any fantasy rosters at this time.
Atlanta safety Damontae Kazee did manage an interception as well as four combined tackles. but overall was subject to missed tackles and being caught out of position as New Orleans Saints quarterback carved up all of the secondary players like a roasted turkey in the Atlanta loss. They allowed Brees to complete passes and touchdown to players of unknown origins such as tight end Dan Arnold, wide receivers Tommylee Lewis, Austin Carr, and Keith Kirkwood. While it was the entire defensive secondary running around like turkeys with their wings clipped, Kazee stood out with his struggles.
In a situation that clearly looked like a production by default scenario, Kazee still holds IDP value heading into the fantasy playoffs as a bounce-back candidate to have better games in terms of play as well as IDP production. He has had a solid year after being forced into a starting role over injuries, but in this last contest, he did show he isn't perfect.