Steelers exercise fifth-year option on Minkah Fitzpatrick

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have exercised the fifth-year option on the rookie contract of safety Minkah Fitzpatrick on Tuesday, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Fitzpatrick, 24, was the first-round pick of the Dolphins in 2018, No. 11 overall. In September 2019, Fitzpatrick was traded with a fourth-round pick to the Steelers in exchange for a 2020 first-round pick, 2020 fifth rounder, and a sixth-round selection in 2021.

The move to keep Fitzpatrick automatically makes one wonder if the Steelers will exercise the fifth-year option on their other first-round safety, Terrell Edmunds.

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