Steelers sign Dri Archer


Running back Dri Archer was the fastest player at this year’s combine, but he was on the slower side when it came to signing his contract with the Steelers.

Field Yates of reports that Archer has gotten around to that bit of business and agreed to a four-year deal with the team. The Steelers selected Archer in the third round with the 97th overall pick.

Reports out of Pittsburgh have the Steelers looking at Archer as a returner in hopes of allowing him to use his speed to burn opposing coverage units. Archer ran for 22 touchdowns and nearly 2,000 yards over his final two years at Kent State, but his size will likely limit him to a specialty role on offense in the NFL.

With Archer’s deal done, third-round defensive end Stephon Tuitt is the only unsigned member of the Steelers draft class.