Anthony Coyle Signs With Steelers

Former Fordham offensive lineman Anthony Coyle’s frenetic football journey continues. 

After a brief stint in the XFL, which shut its doors last week due to lost revenue after the coronavirus outbreak, Coyle has signed a free agent contract with the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers. Coyle, who played 48 games for Fordham in four seasons, graduated from the school in 2018.

The latest chapter in Coyle’s football life comes after a wild couple of years. In that time, he’s been signed and released by the Texans, Packers and Falcons in a one-year span. He hopes to get another chance to stick on an NFL roster and make the team coming out of the preseason, which is currently scheduled for August.

Coyle, of course, was key to some of Fordham’s best seasons in recent memory. Playing both tackle positions on a stout offensive line, he was a two-time all-Patriot League player in his time in the Bronx. His blocking helped open holes for the likes of Chase Edmonds who, ironically, currently plays for the Arizona Cardinals. Edmonds was drafted in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL draft. Edmonds is the only Fordham player with NFL game experience currently in the league; Coyle is trying to become the second.