Pittsburgh Steelers sign center, Ruben Carter

TOLEDO, OH - OCTOBER 10: Wide receiver Corey Jones
TOLEDO, OH - OCTOBER 10: Wide receiver Corey Jones /

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed center, Ruben Carter.

After trading center Lucas Crowley for former Washington Redskins’ cornerback, Dashaun Phillips, the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed center, Ruben Carter.

Carter may not be expected to compete for much, as the team is already two weeks into the preseason. But with injuries issues keeping starting center, Maurkice Pouncey out at times throughout his career, the team may be looking to bring Carter in as a safety net.

Carter went as an undrafted free agent last May before signing a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Miami Dolphins. However, Carter was waived during the first round of roster cuts.

The 24-year-old Toledo product has yet to find success in the NFL, but with a fresh start could provide youth to this Steelers depth chart. As the team continues to sculpt it’s final 53-man roster, Carter will be looked at heavily to evaluate his place on this team.

Prior to the Steelers, Carter spent time with the Canadian Football League team, the Calgary Stampeders, before signing with the Dallas Cowboys shortly after the 2017 NFL Draft. Carter was cut by Dallas only a few weeks ago before finding his way to the Steel City.

It’s a long shot for Carter to make much for himself in Pittsburgh. Center isn’t a weak spot, and the Steelers have already began to find their final pieces to the puzzle through two preseason games.

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Contract details for Carter have not yet been released. Stay connected with Still Curtain as more information regarding this signing is released.