Steelers add 10 undrafted free agents

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The completion of the draft sparks the commencement of the land rush for undrafted free agents, with teams aggressively pursuing players who weren’t among those on whom the 32 teams squatted in the seven rounds of the selection process. The Steelers are among the first to announce the signing of a group of undrafted free agents for 2016.

Joining the Steelers are Mars Hill defensive lineman Jonny Maxey, Miami (Fla.) linebacker Tyriq McCord, Duke punter Will Monday, Florida State defensive lineman Giorgio Newberry, Colorado running back Christian Powell, Georgia tight end Jay Rome, N.C. State offensive lineman Quinton Schooley, Virginia receiver Canaan Severin, and Jacksonville State defensive lineman Devaunte Sigler.

All teams can have up to 90 players on the roster during the offseason, through training camp, and into the preseason.

6 responses to “Steelers add 10 undrafted free agents

  1. Fascinating.

    I wonder if Steeler fanboy Florio will write up other teams’ UDFA lists.

  2. Desperation? James Harrison, Willie Parker and Ramon Foster were undrafted free agent rookies for the Steelers. One was defensive player of the year and had the longest pick 6 in super bowl history, another had the longest Td run in super bowl history, and the other is a top notch guard for the team right now.

  3. Will Monday looks like a potential NFL quality punter. Saw him coffin corner a lot of teams in the ACC last year. Has a good shot of making it. Great, low risk UDFA signing by the Steelers as usual.

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