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Deon Cain | Steelers WR

Date of Birth:  08/09/1996
Age:  26
Height  6'2"
Weight:   202
College:  Clemson
Drafted:  2018 | Round 6 | Pick 185
Depth Chart:  2nd string

Deon Cain | Steelers WR


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Deon Cain | Steelers WR

The Steelers signed Deon Cain.

Cain was on the Colts practice squad after he was waived by Indy, but the Steelers are adding him to their active roster. The Clemson product is a talented player, and Pittsburgh could be a good spot for him to develop considering the organization's success with wide receivers over the years. Cain remains a dynasty-league hold and does not need to be picked up in redraft leagues.

Deon Cain | Steelers WR

The Colts signed Deon Cain to the practice squad.

It's a bit of a surprise no other team claimed Cain off waivers, but the talented receiver rejoins Indianapolis on the practice squad. As Colts general manager Chris Ballard indicated might be the case in the offseason, he Clemson product is still probably working his way back to his usual self after last year's knee injury. Cain remains an intriguing dynasty-league hold.

Deon Cain | Steelers WR

The Colts waived Deon Cain.

This is a bit of a surprise, but Cain was just unable to make a huge impact this season. The Colts have said they believed Cain would take some time to get back to himself coming off last season's knee injury, and the Clemson product still has definite talent and upside. Indy will likely try to get him to the practice squad, but other teams might be interested in claiming him. Cain was drafted in the sixth round last year.

Deon Cain | Steelers WR

Deon Cain (knee) is running routes and doing almost everything.

Cain looked like a major steal out of the sixth round in last year's draft, but a preseason knee injury ended his rookie season before it started; however, the Clemson product is close to 100% as he gets back on the field after the torn ACL. Cain says he's still rehabbing, but that he's still working on the field, running routes, and "basically doing most everything that they are doing on the offseason program." Colts GM Chris Ballard says he expects Cain on the field with his teammates for the start of training camp but that he will really get back to full strength during the middle of the regular season. Indianapolis signed former Panthers receiver Devin Funchess to a one-year deal during free agency and drafted Ohio State wide receiver Parris Campbell in the second round, but Cain should make a push for playing time in 2019 and beyond. Ultimately, his fantasy value might not come until 2020 when Funchess might sign elsewhere in free agency next offseason.

Deon Cain | Steelers WR

Deon Cain suffered a torn ACL in last night’s preseason game.

The talented sixth-round rookie from Clemson had been a star this summer, and this is tough to hear for someone that was apparently making the most of his opportunity with the Colts. Cain was potentially set for a big role as a top-three receiver for Indy, and now he’ll rehab and look to get back to 100% for 2019. Cain is still a very strong dynasty-league hold and could potentially become the number two receiver for the Colts next season.

Deon Cain | Steelers WR

Deon Cain suffers knee injury, will not return to tonight's preseason game.

Cain had one reception for four yards before leaving the game. The sixth-round rookie from Clemson has been a training camp star pushing for a sizable role in Indianapolis' offense, so hopefully this injury isn't too serious. There should be an update in the next 24 hours.

Deon Cain | Steelers WR

The Colts reportedly believe they got a "massive steal" in Deon Cain.

NFL Network's Stacy Dales said on Good Morning Football that "everybody" she talked to with the Colts believes the sixth-round rookie receiver from Clemson was a massive steal. This falls in line with everything we've been hearing about Cain all spring and summer. As Dales notes, Cain is currently down on the depth chart, and he will need to pass some guys to have a starting role opposite T.Y. Hilton; but we definitely believe Cain can work his way into the number two role behind Hilton.

Deon Cain | Steelers WR

Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer says everyone is "buzzing" about rookie wide receiver Deon Cain.

Breer visited Colts camp and says it felt like everyone he talked to was talking about Cain. This is just further evidence that the sixth-round rookie receiver could be poised to have an immediate impact in the NFL. We had Cain a lot higher than most entering this year's draft, and he certainly has the talent level to make a quick impact for the Colts. Cain should probably be owned in all dynasty leagues, and he needs to be watched closely even for redraft leagues in 2018.

Deon Cain | Steelers WR

Deon Cain is thought to have a chance to push for a sizable role as a rookie.

A sixth-round pick in this year's draft that dropped because of character concerns, Cain was a standout from offseason training and reportedly had another good showing in today's training camp practice. Andrew Walker of Colts.com believes that if Cain keeps it up, "he'll undoubtedly be pushing for lots of passes to be thrown his way by the time the regular season rolls around." We really like Cain's ability, and Indy has a wide-open depth chart behind T.Y. Hilton. A first-year impact is not out of the question for the former Clemson Tiger.

Deon Cain | Steelers WR

The Colts have selected Clemson wide receiver Deon Cain with the 185th pick (sixth round) in the 2018 NFL Draft.

The long wait for Cain is finally over, and he lands in an excellent spot in Indianapolis with Andrew Luck and a receiving corps that is relatively wide open behind T.Y. Hilton. College football fans are probably very familiar with Cain, who was a very good receiver in college the last three years—including two seasons with Deshaun Watson. Cain had 130 receptions for 2,040 yards and 20 touchdowns during his three years in school, and he was named third-team All-ACC last season. Despite being a sixth-round pick, Cain might be able to carve out a nice role as a rookie; but right now, he's more of a dynasty-league option.