Lot of roster moves being made to start off your Monday. The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced they have signed a whopping four tryout players from their rookie minicamp group. They include: RB Cameron Stingily, RB Brandon Brown-Dukes, WR Marcus Tucker, and CB Donald Washington.
In corresponding moves, the team has released: CB Isaiah Frey, WR Tobias Palmer, RB Christian Powell, and RB Rajon Neal.
The Steelers are going down the same path with Stingily for the second year running. He made the roster as a tryout player last year, spending part of training camp with the team before suffering a leg injury. Brown-Dukes is a tiny scatback out of Mercyhurst, added to the roster on the second day of the three day weekend. He obviously made a quick impression.
Tucker is an undersized return man out of Northern Michigan. He averaged over 25 yards per kick return last year in the GLIAC conference.
Washington is the biggest name of the group. 29 years old, he was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 4th round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He most recently spent time in the CFL with Toronto and Hamilton. Way back in 2009, he jumped 45 inches at his Combine workout. A veteran of the league, it’s no surprise to see him standout when pitted against a field of mostly rookies.
Frey, Palmer, and Neal were all future contracts with Frey and Neal spending time on the Steelers’ practice squad last season. Powell was an UDFA out of Colorado.