The Pittsburgh Steelers added a familiar face to their offseason roster on Monday as defensive lineman Roy Philon was signed.
Philon entered the league in 2014 with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Louisville. After failing to make the Steelers 53-man roster in 2014, Philon was signed to the Chicago Bears practice squad. He also spent time on the practice squad of the Detroit Lions late in the 2014 season and they signed him to a futures contract after the season ended.
Philon was with the Lions during training camp last season but was waived prior to the start of the regular season.
In Philon’s first stint with the Steelers he was mostly was used as a nose tackle so it will be interesting to see if that’s where he plays during the offseason practices.
During his college career, Philon recorded 112 total tackles and 8 sacks. At his 2014 pro day, Philon measured in at 6023, 298-pounds.