The Steelers have signed 13 gamers to reserve/future contracts for the 2021 season, the group introduced on Thursday.
Safety John Battle, defensive sort out Demarcus Christmas, guard/sort out Anthony Coyle, extensive receiver Anthony Johnson, exterior linebacker/lengthy snapper Christian Kuntz, offensive sort out John Leglue, tight finish Kevin Rader, inside linebacker Tegray Scales, defensive finish Calvin Taylor, punter Corliss Waitman, offensive sort out Brandon Walton, cornerback Trevor Williams and extensive receiver Cody White have been all re-signed for the 2021 season.
All 13 gamers had been on the Steelers’ apply squad throughout the 2020 season.
Battle, who simply completed his second skilled season out of LSU, spent your entire 2020 season on the Steelers apply squad after initially becoming a member of the group on a futures contract final January.
Christmas is a former sixth-round draft choose (2019) of Seattle that was launched by the Seahawks on Oct. 6. The Steelers signed him to the apply squad Nov. 7, the place he remained for the remainder of the season.
Coyle simply completed his third professional season out of Fordham. He joined the Steelers within the spring of 2020 after a stint within the XFL. He spent a lot of the season on the apply squad however was promoted to the energetic roster twice, in opposition to Baltimore in Week 12 and in opposition to Cleveland in Week 17. He didn’t seem in both recreation.
Johnson signed with the Steelers final January on a future contract after spending his first professional season in Tampa Bay and with the Los Angeles Chargers. He was injured in coaching camp, given an harm settlement after which re-signed to the apply squad on Oct. 26.
Kuntz, a Duquesne and Chartiers Valley alum, spent his second season with the Steelers. The fourth-year professional additionally has hung out with the New England Patriots, Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars within the NFL. Kuntz was with the Steelers in coaching camp in 2019, performed with the Dallas Renegades within the XFL in 2020, then re-joined the Steelers in March. He was reduce on Aug. 2, then re-signed to the apply squad on Nov. 24, launched Dec. 23, re-signed Dec. 29 and launched once more on Jan. 6.
Leglue, a second-year professional out of Tulane, was a late addition to the Steelers’ apply squad, signing with the group on Dec. 29 after spending coaching camp this 12 months with the Green Bay Packers.
Rader, a Youngstown State and Pine-Richland grad, simply completed his second season with the Steelers and third within the NFL. He spent nearly your entire 2019 season on the apply squad and this season was elevated to the energetic roster for the common season finale in opposition to Cleveland and the Wild Card recreation. At Cleveland, he made three particular groups tackles.
Scales joined the group mid-season after spending coaching camp with the membership in 2019 and enjoying with the Dallas Renegades of the XFL within the spring of 2020. He was added to the apply squad on Nov. 11 and elevated to the energetic roster on Dec. 13. Scales performed in 4 video games, totally on particular groups, with out recording any statistics.
Taylor, a rookie free agent from Kentucky, spent your entire 2020 season on the Steelers’ apply squad.
Waitman, a rookie free agent from South Alabama, additionally spent your entire season on the apply squad.
Walton, a Florida Atlantic grad, was initially with the Buffalo Bills as a rookie free agent, however joined the Steelers apply squad on Sept. 19 and remained there the remainder of the season.
White joined the Steelers apply squad simply after coaching camp ended on Sept. 24. He was with the Kansas City Chiefs and New York Giants earlier within the offseason, his first within the professional ranks out of Michigan State.
Williams was the final addition to the Steelers earlier than the top of the season, signing with the apply squad on Jan. 6. In his fifth professional season in 2020, he additionally hung out with the Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars. Williams was with the Arizona Cardinals in 2019 and spent three seasons with the Chargers after going undrafted out of Penn State.
Six gamers that ended the 2020 season on the Steelers apply squad weren’t re-signed for 2021: extensive receiver Deon Cain, quarterback Devlin Hodges, tight finish Charles Jones, guard/sort out Jarron Jones, working again Wendell Smallwood and kicker Matthew Wright.