The Pittsburgh Steelers added an extra arm to their offseason roster on Friday as former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd has been signed to a one-year deal.
Boyd was originally drafted by the New York Jets in the sixth-round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He failed to make their 53 man roster out of training camp, however, and was waived prior to the start of the regular season after completing 8-of-17 pass attempts for 98 yards and one touchdown during the preseason.
Boyd played in 47 games at Clemson and threw 11,904 yards and 107 touchdowns with 39 interceptions during that span. He also rushed for another 1,165 yards and 26 touchdowns on 505 attempts during his college career.
Last year Boyd played in the Fall Experimental Football League with the Florida Blacktips and later with the Boston Brawlers.
Boyd is likely going to be an offseason and training camp arm as his college tape just wasn’t very impressive. He shouldn’t come close to threatening Landry Jones for the No. 3 job behind Ben Roethlisberger and Bruce Gradkowski.