Despite their experiences with a certain former Ohio State player with a propensity to “wake and bake,” the Steelers picked in the second round of the draft former Ohio State tackle Mike Adams, who reportedly failed the drug test at the Scouting Combine.
The Steelers have now signed Adams to a contract.
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported the deal Tuesday night on Twitter, adding that there was no deferred signing bonus or other protections tied to possible future marijuana use. Adams sought out the Steelers and persuaded them to put the lineman back on their draft board.
Adams is the fourth Steelers draft pick to sign, adding to a rash of rookie signings that are occurring far earlier than usual, thanks to the new, simplified rookie wage scale.