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Steelers Announce 2016 Rookie Minicamp Participants

The Pittsburgh Steelers will hold their annual rookie mini-camp this coming weekend and we now know all of the players who are scheduled to take part in it thanks to a Wednesday update on the team’s official website.

According to the recent report, 54 players are currently scheduled to comprise the Steelers 2016 mini-camp roster and that group includes the team’s seven draft picks and 10 undrafted free agents.

The Steelers will have three quarterbacks participating in this year’s rookie mini-camp and they are Nick Arbuckle, a rookie from Georgia State; Dalyn Williams, a rookie from Dartmouth; and Jacob Huesman, a rookie from Tennessee-Chattanooga.

Several players who were on the Steelers practice squad last season at some point are also eligible to participate in the upcoming rookie practice sessions and they are guard B.J. Finney, safety Jordan Dangerfield, tight end Xavier Grimble, wide receiver Shakim Phillips, tackle Matt Feiler and running back Abou Toure.

The rest of the Steelers mini-camp roster is made up of players who are being brought in for tryouts. Former Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin was able to turn his rookie mini-camp tryout into a spot on the team’s 90-man roster several years ago and this year’s crop will be looking to repeat that huge accomplishment.

It should be noted that a few of these players could wind up being released by this coming weekend as the team must part ways with at least three players by Thursday.

As Bob Labriola pointed out, Steelers cornerback Senquez Golson is not eligible to participate in the team’s rookie mini-camp this year. Golson, the team’s second-round draft pick last year out of Mississippi, spent his entire rookie season on the team’s Reserve/Injured list due to a shoulder injury that he suffered last year during OTA practices.

2-O Nick Arbuckle* QB 6-1 215 R Georgia State
82 Demarcus Ayers WR 5-11 190 R Houston
16 Issac Blakeney WR 6-6 225 1 Duke
25 Artie Burns CB 6-0 197 R Miami (Fla.)
30-D Grant Campbell* LB 6-1 230 R Baylor
37 Jordan Dangerfield S 5-11 199 1 Towson
28 Sean Davis S 6-1 202 R Maryland
42-O Matt Dooley LS 6-4 242 1 Indiana
6 Branden Dozier* S 6-0 202 R Charlotte
41-D Travis Feeney LB 6-4 226 R Washington
71-O Matt Feiler OT 6-6 330 1 Bloomsburg
67 B.J. Finney C/G 6-4 318 1 Kansas State
5 Kelvin Fisher, Jr.* S 5-11 200 R UTEP
40-D Montell Garner CB 5-11 188 1 South Alabama
85 Xavier Grimble TE 6-4 261 1 USC
42-D Jacob Hagen S 6-3 205 1 Liberty
62-O Wade Hansen* OT 6-5 295 R Virginia Tech
79-D Javon Hargrave DT 6-2 305 R South Carolina State
65-O Jerald Hawkins OT 6-6 305 R LSU
65-D Lavon Hooks DT 6-3 312 1 Mississippi
8- O Jacob Huesman* QB 6-2 220 R Tennessee-Chattanooga
39-O Brandon Johnson* RB 6-2 228 R Penn State
8-D Ty Long K 6-1 207 1 UAB
33 Cory Magwood* LB 6-2 228 R Furman
79-O Justin Malone* G 6-7 320 R Mississippi State
64-O Cole Manhart G 6-4 298 1 Nebraska-Kearney
46-D Tyler Matakevich LB 6-1 235 R Temple
57-O Michael Matulis* G 6-5 293 R South Carolina
62-D Johnny Maxey DE 6-5 283 R Mars Hill
57-D Tyriq McCord LB 6-3 241 R Miami (Fla.)
69-O Brian Mihalik OT 6-9 302 1 Boston College
2-D Will Monday P 6-4 210 R Duke
71-D Khaynin Mosley-Smith* DE 6-0 305 R Pittsburgh
64-D Giorgio Newberry DE 6-6 295 R Florida State
3 Cheatham Norrils* CB 6-0 195 R Toledo
18 Levi Norwood WR 6-0 197 1 Baylor
45 Jamal Palmer* LB 6-3 250 R Baylor
15 Tobais Palmer WR 5-11 178 1 North Carolina State
41-O Gus Penning* TE 6-6 250 R Baylor
19 Shakim Phillips WR 6-2 204 1 Boston College
69-D Roy Philon DT 6-3 291 1 Louisville
49 Christian Powell RB 6-0 235 R Colorado
46-O David Reeves TE 6-5 255 R Duke
48 Jay Rome TE 6-6 250 R Georgia
61-O Quinton Schooley C 6-4 298 R North Carolina State
83 Canaan Severin WR 6-2 205 R Virginia
44 Al-Hajj Shabazz CB 6-2 200 1 West Chester (PA)
61-D Devaunte Sigler DT 6-3 290 R Jacksonville State
30-O Cameron Stingily* RB 6-1 245 1 Northern Illinois
40-O Abou Toure RB 6-2 235 1 Tennessee-Martin
87 Marcus Tucker* WR 5-10 190 R Northern Michigan
4 Dalyn Williams* QB 6-0 215 R Dartmouth
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