Steelers sign LB Shayon Green

AP

The Steelers have added yet another linebacker to their roster, signing Miami (Fla.) product Shayon Green on Thursday, per the NFL’s personnel notice.

Green (6-1, 255) recorded 143 tackles and three sacks with the Hurricanes from 2010 through 2013, overcoming a pair of ACL tears in the same knee to become a 25-game starter. He went undrafted in 2014 and was not in the NFL. Green took part in Miami’s Pro Day on Wednesday, according to the Palm Beach Post.

Green played both middle linebacker and defensive end at Miami, which could allow him to get a look at inside and outside linebacker in Pittsburgh’s 3-4 scheme. His signing gives the Steelers 13 linebackers.

15 responses to “Steelers sign LB Shayon Green

  1. In telling you right now this guy can play… He was our leader while at the U. He can play I was so surprise he didn’t get pick up. Good luck green

  2. I guess they’re ‘looking for a ruby in a mountain of rock.’ Either that or a ‘coupe de ville in the bottom of a cracker jack box.”

    As a fan, I hope they find either, or both.

  3. After the support the Steelers shown to ILB Sean Spence and his knee injuries, maybe they can help Shayon with proper rehab and technique. If anything, this adds another body for camp to help push the current LB corps.

  4. competition and depth for OLB – I really like how this offseason is shaping up

  5. Why don’t you give Vince Young a chance.. He wouldn’t cost a lot and He can still play at a HIGH level….
    His career won/loss record is 31-19… He has playoff experience … He’s a 2 time Pro-Bowler… He was voted 2006 NFL Rookie of the Year….. The NFL is all about “WINS and LOSSES”…. and this guy WINS…. There is a big difference between Perception and Reality.
    If you can use a good man at backup QB… Bring this guy in and judge him as such.. A backup…

  6. evansvc, does Vince Young owe you money or something? A vendor, maybe, from one of his birthday parties?

  7. Must be the former linebacker coach now turned DC wants all linebackers on the field. Or maybe it’s playing the numbers hoping someone, anyone, out of the group can blitz better than Jarvis.

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