The Pittsburgh Steelers added five more players to their offseason roster on Friday as the team announced the signing of wide receiver Brelan Chancellor, defensive end Matt Conrath, safety Alden Darby, tight end Michael Egnew and linebacker Roosevelt Nix to reserve future contracts.
In addition to those players, the team also announced that they have re-signed linebacker Terence Garvin, who recorded 16 total special teams tackles in 2014, to a one-year contract.
Of the five players signed to future contracts, Egnew is the most notable. The Missouri product was drafted in the third-round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. In two seasons with the Dolphins he only managed to catch seven passes for 69 yards. He was waived by Miami prior to the start of the 2014 season and spent the first few weeks of the season on the practice squad of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Chancellor (5-8/188) was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Diego Chargers this past May out of North Texas, where he was the 2013 Conference USA Special Teams Player of Year, first-team all-conference kick and punt returner and second-team all-conference wide receiver after school-record 1,964 all-purpose yards.
Conrath (6-7/306) was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the St. Louis Rams in 2012 out of Virginia. He dressed for nine total games during his first two seasons in the league with the Rams and recorded seven total tackles and one sack. He spent most of 2014 on the Rams practice squad.
Darby (5-10/192), like Chancellor, was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Chargers following the 2014 NFL Draft. At Arizona State, Darby was first-team All-Pac-12 and team captain as senior. In 2013 he was voted the Pac-12 Defensive Player of Week, Lott IMPACT National Player of Week after registering two interceptions and a forced fumble and recovery against USC.
Nix (5-11/260) was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of Kent State back in May. He was the first player in Kent State history and fifth player in MAC history to earn first team all-conference honors in four seasons. After playing defensive line in college the Falcons tried to concert Nix into a fullback before waiving him.