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Steelers Not Expected To Participate In 2014 Supplemental NFL Draft

The NFL will hold their annual supplemental draft on Thursday and as usual, the Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t expected to participate in it.

On Wednesday, the league announced that New Mexico receiver Chase Clayton, North Carolina linebacker Darius Lipford, Virginia-Lynchburg defensive tackle Lakendrick Ross and SMU running back Traylon Shead were eligible for the draft as qualified underclassmen who did not request early entry into the regular draft.

Last year, the annual selection of players came and went with no selections being made and thus the six eligible players went undrafted. Of those six players, only one, Toby Jackson of Central Florida, went on to be signed as a free agent.

The last player to be selected in the supplemental draft was Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon in 2012. The Browns used a second-round pick on the Baylor product.

Since the supplemental draft’s inception in 1977, the Steelers have never selected a player in it.

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