Pittsburgh Steelers Sign 10 Rookie Free Agents


May 3, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers first round draft pick linebacker Jarvis Jones (95) participates in drills during Steelers rookie mincamp and orientation at the UPMC Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The draft isn’t the only way the team adds depth or fills holes each year. After the draft is completed and no more names are announced at Radio City Music Hall, the period for undrafted free agent signings begin. Those who didn’t get their names’ called out loud, got a phone call and an invitation to Steelers rookie minicamp. The Steelers signed 10 rookie free agents on Saturday evening.

While the draft was tilted more in a defensive direction, with five defensive players drafted out of the nine picks, the team went even on the rookie free agent signings. Per steelers.com here is the list of players who received the invitation to report to Steelers Rookie Minicamp, which opens May 16th.

Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Rookie Free Agents

Devon CarringtonDB6-1204Stanford
Chris ElkinsOL6-4300Youngstown State
Ethan HemerDE6-6285Wisconsin
Kaycee IkeOT6-5293UAB
Howard JonesLB6-4238Shepherd
Brendon KayQB6-4228Cincinnati
Josh MauroDE6-6282Stanford
Roy PhilonDT6-3291Louisville
Will SimmonsOG6-5342East Carolina
Eric WatersTE6-5245Missouri

Notable undrafted free agent signings in the Steelers’ history include Jack Butler, Donnie Shell, James Harrison, Chris Hoke, Willie Parker, Doug Legursky, and Ramon Foster.

Steelers rookie Minicamp runs from May 16-18 and all nine drafted plus the 10 undrafted rookies will come together and get their first taste of Steelers football.

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