The 2016 NFL Draft is complete and the Pittsburgh Steelers are already hard at working trying to land a few coveted undrafted free agents. NFL teams start trying to sign these UDFAs the second the draft ends, although the moves won't officially be announced for a few days.
While most UDFAs end up being little more than camp bodies, there are players that make the 53-man roster each season. The UDFAs all went undrafted for reason, but they all have the potential to make it in the NFL in some role. Sometimes, teams strike gold with an Arian Foster or Tony Romo.
Unlike many teams, the Steelers have announced their moves. We have every player the Steelers have signed below. We've also included a brief write-up about the more notable additions.
Johnny Maxey, DL, Mars Hill
Tyriq McCord, LB, Miami (FL)
Will Monday, P, Duke
Giorgio Newberry, DL, Florida State
Christian Powell, RB, Colorado
David Reeves, TE, Duke
Jay Rome, TE, Georgia
Quinton Schooley, OL, N.C. State
Canaan Severin, WR, Virginia
Devaunte Sigler, DL, Jacksonville State
It's a thin UDFA class for the Steelers, with just 10 players added. That's not a terrible thing, since the Steelers already have much of their roster set. If anyone does make the active roster, it's likely Newberry. He's a project, and could end up on the Steelers' practice squad. He has great size and some raw ability, but still needs to learn how to fight off blockers.Back to the Pittsburgh Steelers Newsfeed
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