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Steelers bring in cornerback Brice McCain

Nate Washington, Brice McCain AP

Brice McCain found out this offseason that long-term deals aren’t always long term.

Now he’ll get another shot at what is likely a shorter commitment.

According to his agent David Canter, McCain is signing with the Steelers.

The cornerback was a year into a three-year, $5.25 million deal with the Texans when he was cut earlier this offseason.

McCain didn’t have a great 2013 (hence the unemployment), but he could be a quality reserve/special teamer in the right situation. The Steelers are still going to be looking for cornerback help, but he gives them some insurance.

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31 Responses to “Steelers bring in cornerback Brice McCain”
  1. Pitt_Fan87 says: Apr 1, 2014 1:57 PM

    He’s old! LOL! #goravens

  2. psmith7716 says: Apr 1, 2014 1:57 PM

    I never heard of this guy. Hopefully, he will make me/us a believer.

  3. youtubeingravenvids says: Apr 1, 2014 2:03 PM

    Solid pickup.

  4. richheddleson says: Apr 1, 2014 2:09 PM

    Camp body. Will compete for 4th or 5th CB.

  5. stainlessstill says: Apr 1, 2014 2:12 PM

    I’m open to any fresh faces and new signings. He may have had a bad year, but going from one place to another is what gives a player with talent the necessary change of scenery to focus back on the thing that gave him a 3 year deal to begin with. May be a Curtis Brown special teams replacement but good to add depth as well. We keep chugging along

  6. gadgetking2010 says: Apr 1, 2014 2:15 PM

    not a bad pickup for special teams and as an experienced backup slot cornerback. if we need him for more than that we’re in trouble.

  7. canaleja521 says: Apr 1, 2014 2:16 PM

    This guy sucks.

  8. wreckintexin says: Apr 1, 2014 2:24 PM

    you better hope he does not see significant playing time against any decent qb. once they figure out hes on the field, the guy he is covering starts getting every ball.

  9. stexan says: Apr 1, 2014 2:33 PM

    Take a look at the pic and you’ll see why he got cut.

  10. eddiek77 says: Apr 1, 2014 2:35 PM

    Gotta love the change of philosophical direction that the Steelers have undertaken. The draft certainly has not provided for the needs of the team and I really like what Colbert and company have done. Of course, bringing in another d-lineman would be nice, too.

  11. citizenstrange says: Apr 1, 2014 2:37 PM

    Just wait until Tomlin coaches him up. The secondary is his specialty you know.

  12. steelcurtainn says: Apr 1, 2014 2:41 PM

    Another possible signing. I thought Colbert and Mike T were done until the draft. The Steelers are making moves to take over the AFC north.

  13. pittsburgh361 says: Apr 1, 2014 2:46 PM

    Theres a reason why pittsburgh is the best franchise. Look at it this way will all the signings we have made were at 18.5 mill guarantee money and we filled depth and key positions and that counting worlds 9.75. The ravens our over 53 million for players there tied with for multiple year there going all in with flacco cuz after this year there going to have to cut him cant pay a guy 1 million per interception.

  14. randomcommenter says: Apr 1, 2014 2:47 PM

    I never heard of him so I googled and it turns out this guy was a POW and actually ran for President. He seems a bit old to play CB though.

  15. citizenstrange says: Apr 1, 2014 2:52 PM

    Add to previous: Just curious ….. were the Rooneys aware that in Tomlin’s one year of experience as a defensive coordinator the Vikings were dead last #32 in pass defense? It seems like that should have been a red flag to say the least.

  16. steeltuff says: Apr 1, 2014 2:55 PM

    Dick Lebeau and Mike Tomlin will get the best out of this guy. The AFC North is Pittsburgh’s to lose.

  17. scoobies05 says: Apr 1, 2014 2:55 PM

    actually flacco has a 14.5 cap number this year and 18 to 19 for next year. year 4 is when it goes up and gets redone. looking forward to another strong season of Ravens vs Steelers.

  18. mrbigass says: Apr 1, 2014 3:02 PM

    Played nickel in Houston and was awful. When his name was called it always for a penalty……

  19. steelerben says: Apr 1, 2014 3:55 PM

    The Steelers definitely need some help on special teams so that Tomplin can go back to coaching instead of having to play contain.

  20. crownofthehelmet says: Apr 1, 2014 3:55 PM

    He’s easily good for a handful of Dalton picks. Good to see you scoobs.

  21. stuckthefeelers says: Apr 1, 2014 3:56 PM

    Anyone excited about this signing is a moron. Colbert is running this team into the ground. Keep losing starters and signing backups. Once again, the rest of the division loves this move.

  22. Nofoolnodrool says: Apr 1, 2014 4:16 PM

    Anyone excited about this signing is a moron. Colbert is running this team into the ground. Keep losing starters and signing backups. Once again, the rest of the division loves this move.

    That’s pretty strong language for even an key board tough guy. So how many years have you been an NFL GM? Thought so… calling anyone a moron is truly hilarious.

  23. baltimorons says: Apr 1, 2014 4:18 PM

    The Steelers with no cap money keep making deal after deal. Take note losers. This is how it’s done. You like your way….then you must not like Super Bowls.

  24. costaki21 says: Apr 1, 2014 4:26 PM

    In the photo it looks like Nate Washington beat him and McCain looks clueless

  25. bennprince says: Apr 1, 2014 4:54 PM

    The words “quality” and “Brice McCain” should never be used in the same sentence. Dude was torched by every single receiver he tried to cover last year. He has straight line speed but is also tiny with zero ball or coverage skills. If he is even just a nickel back for any team they are in deep trouble.

  26. bobzilla1001 says: Apr 1, 2014 5:04 PM

    I saw the other day on a Bills thread, steeltuff was convinced that when Art Rooney Sr. died, there was “talk” that the Steelers were going to relocate. Nothing was farther from the truth. No such “talk” ever occurred. Steeltuff’s fountain of misinformation and lack of credibility needed to be called out.
    Carrying on, experts.

  27. stillers213 says: Apr 1, 2014 5:43 PM

    Clearly he is not as bad as some haters make him out to be here or he wouldn’t be in the NFL in the first place. I’ll reserve judgment until he has spent some time with a real organization. 🙂

  28. stexan says: Apr 1, 2014 6:38 PM

    Clearly he is not as bad as some haters make him out to be here or he wouldn’t be in the NFL in the first place. I’ll reserve judgment until he has spent some time with a real organization.🙂

    What, they traded him to Baltimore already?

  29. bluenose1965 says: Apr 1, 2014 10:55 PM

    I know some on here immediately yell out “he sucks” when a player signs for a rival organization.

    However, I watched McCain on a weekly basis since he came into the league. Sorry Steeler fans, but you better hope he doesn’t play much.

    I know it wasn’t always the case, but it certainly felt like he was either giving up a catch or a penalty anytime the ball was around him.

    Good luck, you’ll need it.

  30. jtbsteeler says: Apr 2, 2014 4:03 AM

    Its not the guy, its the fact we are making moves when everhone thought we were done. June 1 we get $8mil of cap space. We’ll sign Harrison after we reload in this draft.

  31. htown1035 says: Apr 2, 2014 9:59 AM

    As a Texans fan who watched him the entire time he was here, he had a good season 2 years ago and has digressed each year until last year he was a total dumpster fire. Fans couldn’t wait to get rid of him. Hope he does well in Pittsburgh, but don’t expect him to be another Revis.

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