The Pittsburgh Steelers made one transaction on Friday as tackle Jake Rodgers was signed to a one year deal.
Rodgers, who finished his college football career at Eastern Washington, was originally selected in the seventh-round (225th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons.
After being waived by the Falcons ahead of the 2015 regular season, Rodgers was ultimately signed to the practice squad of the New York Giants. Last season, Rogers was a member of the Carolina Panthers practice squad for several weeks following him being waived by the Giants after rehabbing from an ankle injury. The Panthers waived Rodgers after the 2017 NFL Draft.
In total, Rodgers appeared in eight preseason games with both the Falcons and Giants over the course of the last two years.
Rogers measured in at his 2015 pro day at 6056, 315-pounds. He finished career at Eastern Washington after transferring from Washington State. According to his college bio, Rodgers played in 24 games with 18 starts in two seasons at Eastern Washington and 15 games with 13 starts in two seasons at Washington State.
Rodgers will undoubtedly now be one of the several Steelers players who will take part in the team’s annual rookie minicamp that is scheduled to get underway next week.