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Steelers sign RB Stephen Houston

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The Steelers have filled one of their open roster spots, signing rookie tailback Stephen Houston, according to Bob Labriola of the club’s website.

Houston (6-0, 225) was waived by the Patriots on Monday. He played four snaps on offense in New England’s preseason opener on Thursday, losing a fumble early in the fourth quarter.

The 22-year-old Houston played three seasons for Indiana, racking up 2,304 yards and 25 touchdowns on the ground and adding 658 yards receiving and four TDs for the Hoosiers.

The Steelers now have eight tailbacks, including Dri Archer, who is also listed as a wide receiver. They have one open roster spot.

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42 Responses to “Steelers sign RB Stephen Houston”
  1. tebowbrokesteelers says: Aug 13, 2014 12:35 PM

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. Obviously they are so impressed with archer and the other backs they went and signed someone let go by a way better team. No winning seasons or playoff appearances since tebow knocked them out of the playoffs years ago.

  2. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Aug 13, 2014 12:43 PM

    Why? Is it his life-long dream to go 8-8 in the NFL?

  3. doctorrustbelt says: Aug 13, 2014 12:43 PM

    27th ranked RUSH Offense in the NFL (2013).

    This signing should help.

    LOL!!!

  4. citizenstrange says: Aug 13, 2014 12:44 PM

    We will keep him until we know the Patriot playbook inside out then cut him.

    GO STEELERS!

  5. thepftpoet says: Aug 13, 2014 12:49 PM

    Only 22 years old?

    That isn’t nearly old enough to be on the Retirement Home Steeler’s roster….

  6. enoughofthatalready says: Aug 13, 2014 12:50 PM

    Steelers had 2 open roster spots and are opening up competition for the 3rd and 4th RBs on the roster. Nothing to do with being desperate. Give me a break. Funny how the first three posts are by repeated trolls.

  7. theageofquarrel says: Aug 13, 2014 12:53 PM

    The Steelers are not sorry for whipping your pathetic teams time and time again.

  8. Nofoolnodrool says: Aug 13, 2014 12:53 PM

    A lot of noise from the one and dones. Have you geniuses ever heard of a preseason body…not post season which you can get to but never stay beyond the first dance. Troll much Bungal boys?

  9. rnegron35 says: Aug 13, 2014 1:01 PM

    Damn, the steelers are loaded with haters…we love it, so keep it coming.

  10. clashpoint says: Aug 13, 2014 1:03 PM

    After Bell, Blount, Archer and fullback Will Johnson there might not be another running back spot on the 53 man roster. For the rest of the preseason they’ll be auditioning guys for the one spot for a running back on the practice squad, and maybe for guys who might hang around town in case of an injury epidemic.

    Glad to see he scares the rest of the AFCN’s fans though.

  11. rnegron35 says: Aug 13, 2014 1:05 PM

    With a name like tebowbrokesreelers, I’m sure you are a very disgruntled fan. It’s ok, Tebow will find a job, just not in the nfl.

  12. enoughofthatalready says: Aug 13, 2014 1:05 PM

    Why? Is it his life-long dream to go 8-8 in the NFL?

    His real lifelong dream is to lose at home in the first round of the playoffs again and extend the streak to 24 seasons without a playoff win.

  13. futbawl says: Aug 13, 2014 1:08 PM

    I love to read the steeler haters comments. lol.

    You guys are just jealous because your team isn’t the greatest NFL franchise in history.

    I think 6 Lombardi Trophies prove that. Plus the many HoF players and loads of most memorable moments in NFL history that this great franchise has provided.

    GO STEELERS!

  14. frenchysgoldfish says: Aug 13, 2014 1:09 PM

    Lot’s of comments from guys who didn’t start watching The Game until mommy let them buy a flat screen.

  15. enoughofthatalready says: Aug 13, 2014 1:10 PM

    27th ranked RUSH Offense in the NFL (2013).

    What do you expect when you pass 61% of the time?

  16. enoughofthatalready says: Aug 13, 2014 1:11 PM

    That isn’t nearly old enough to be on the Retirement Home Steeler’s roster….

    How so? Steelers have 11 players out of 90 that are 30 and over. Vikings have 9.

  17. enoughofthatalready says: Aug 13, 2014 1:14 PM

    Just as long as Issac Redmen and/or Jonathan Dwyer do not make their way back to the roster.

  18. sbchampsagain says: Aug 13, 2014 1:22 PM

    Surprised they found a picture of this guy. Usually when a team picks up a nobody they just have a shadow figure instead of a picture.

  19. troy43mvp says: Aug 13, 2014 1:35 PM

    I love the fans of the Bungle’s that wanna try and talk smack. 23 Years of not winning a playoff game. 23 Years!!!! Could you imagine doing your job for 23 years and never being successful at it? WOW!! Celebrating a few years of making it to the playoffs, is one thing but to smack talk? That is pure denial of class and dominance, that is the Pittsburgh Steelers!! Keep being happy that you made it to the race and never actually started racing.

  20. bubbybrisket says: Aug 13, 2014 1:42 PM

    rnegron35 says:
    Aug 13, 2014 1:01 PM
    Damn, the steelers are loaded with haters…we love it, so keep it coming.

    ————————–

    I’m sorry, I had no idea we had to like the Steelers.

  21. thesteelhurtin says: Aug 13, 2014 1:42 PM

    I just love how the trolls continually show they have no clue what they are talking about. Really they aren’t happy with the RBs they have? Yeah Bell didn’t break the Steelers rookie record for yardage or anything while missing a bunch of time. I mean who would be happy with a 250 pound hammer looking for a nail in Blount who threw the Pats on his back down the stretch. Archer I mean he just took his first catch on a bubble screen 46 yards. I think all three should just be cut now. Yeah the Steelers are so old I mean 25.8 on defense and 26.1 on offense wow how are they not using walkers right now?

  22. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 13, 2014 1:43 PM

    genoatkins wins the award for the most creative steeler-basher. Most all the other posts are uncreative tebow and old jokes. Hopefully you ladies can step it up a bit.

  23. doctorrustbelt says: Aug 13, 2014 1:43 PM

    KNOCKED OUT of the playoff contention AGAIN by Andy Dalton.

    ENJOY!!!

  24. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 13, 2014 1:51 PM

    The good doctor is recapping the Bengals season.

  25. Nofoolnodrool says: Aug 13, 2014 2:01 PM

    KNOCKED OUT of the playoff contention AGAIN by Andy Dalton.

    ENJOY!!!

    Funny Andy has knocked the Bungals out three years in a row. Consistency is admirable if you like failure……and you do for the last twenty three years. That’s longer than most of the Bungal posters on here have been out of diapers.

  26. doctorrustbelt says: Aug 13, 2014 2:03 PM

    No. Andy Dalton KNOCKED the steelers out of playoff contention the past two steelers seasons.

    REMEMBER: Tim Tebow DESTROYING the steelers in the playoffs

    Good Times!!!

  27. thesteelhurtin says: Aug 13, 2014 2:16 PM

    doctorrustbelt says:
    Aug 13, 2014 2:03 PM
    No. Andy Dalton KNOCKED the steelers out of playoff contention the past two steelers seasons.

    REMEMBER: Tim Tebow DESTROYING the steelers in the playoffs

    Good Times!!!

    How do you figure? Last game I remember was a Bungal team fighting for a bye and a Steeler team coming in and Embarrassing them. THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES HAVE MORE PLAYOFFS WINS IN THE LAST 20 YEARS THEN THE BUNGALS!

  28. gsteelers74 says: Aug 13, 2014 2:49 PM

    Steel city ground and pound is back

  29. stillers213 says: Aug 13, 2014 2:52 PM

    It’s probably better to not respond to the trolls. There’s nothing you can say that will make them look more ignorant than how they make themselves look.

  30. doctorrustbelt says: Aug 13, 2014 3:12 PM

    NO PLAYOFFS for three years in a row.

    DESTROYED.

    LOL!!!

  31. cheffyglenn says: Aug 13, 2014 3:16 PM

    Well at least Tebow did win a playoff game. Can’t say that for your Ginger QB Dalton the last 3 yrs. Actually can’t say that for any Cinch team for the past 23 yrs. Maybe you should have signed Tebow instead of the Ginger!!!

  32. stev433 says: Aug 13, 2014 4:16 PM

    With the steelers trying to produce a better run game this season, it makes sense for them to add another back. Although he was waived by another team doesn’t mean he can’t produce for the steelers. Many players have problems with one team, and thrive in another. Cam Thomas is a perfect example of that.after watching houston highlights, I believe he would definitely be good with steelers offensive setup. Especially with 2 tightend set we like to run, which would be more weapons coming out of the back field & he has great hands.

  33. wvrocks says: Aug 13, 2014 6:30 PM

    Unlike some of you, I watched the first series with the Steelers starters last week. The running game looked pretty good. Some of you are in for a rude awakening when the season starts. Steelers are back!

  34. six7imechamps says: Aug 13, 2014 9:27 PM

    Bungle fans are so funny.We will see how they respond to both coordinators leaving for head coaching jobs. And that Tebow guy are you a Denver fan or Tebow fan? Ok where is tebow? And what happen to Denver case close

  35. steelcurtainn says: Aug 13, 2014 10:47 PM

    Practice dummy.

  36. asteeler4life says: Aug 13, 2014 10:50 PM

    DO YOU REALLY THINK ANDY “OPIE TAYLOR” DALTON IS GONNA GET YOU ANYWHERE.
    YOU’D BE BETTER CALLIN’ BACK KEN ANDERSON AT THIS POINT.

  37. steelcurtainn says: Aug 13, 2014 10:53 PM

    This guy could still get a 100 yds on the bungles.

  38. tinytoolalldrool says: Aug 14, 2014 7:24 AM

    Super Bowl bound lmao.

  39. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Aug 14, 2014 8:54 AM

    Coming from the most clever and committed of Bengals-bashers, I take that as quite the compliment.

  40. six7imechamps says: Aug 14, 2014 12:54 PM

    Steelers have 6 an ravens have 2 even brownies have a couple of championships how many does bungles have how many anything. Please shut up and win.

  41. donlowery01 says: Aug 14, 2014 5:53 PM

    Don’t get your panties in a bunch fella’s!!!! The article was about the Steelers signing a running back. It wasn’t about “my bikes bigger than yours and we’ve got all thease trophys and so on……….This kid might just be ok. Belichek probably cut the kid to prove a point! (DON’T FUMBLE!”…A change of scenery might do him some good and ya know he’ll be holding onto the rock for now on! Stay on the topic people!!!!

  42. stillerreaper13 says: Aug 18, 2014 7:02 PM

    Think about it ladies and gentlemen…..the Steelers signed a RB who was in Belicheats system. He wont make the team, but whats wrong with keeping a RB on the practice squad who has been taught the Patriots system!??? The Pats will be a team the Steelers will have to contend with come playoff time. So why not gain an advantage by having someone around the organization who has learned the Pats plays.

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