With the rookie minicamp concluding yesterday, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced they have signed Northern Illinois RB Cameron Stingily and Georgia DL Mike Thornton. Both players participated in minicamp on a tryout basis.
In a corresponding move, the team announced the releases of punter Richie Leone, and defensive ends Nigel Crawford-Kinney and Bradon Prate.
Stingily rushed for nearly 1000 yards in 2014, finding the end zone 14 times. He profiles as a power back at 6’1 235. Thornton recorded 30 tackles, including one for a loss, during his senior season at Georgia. He’ll profile as an undersized defensive end.
Crawford-Kinney and Prate were two undrafted free agents while Leone signed a futures contract in late January. It appears Jordan Berry will be Brad Wing’s main competition in training camp.
The team still has 91 players on its roster and will have to make one more cut to get down to the league maximum of 90.