The Pittsburgh Steelers are wrapping up their 2018 rookie minicamp on Sunday and it sounds like at least one of the several players invited to participate in the annual event on a tryout basis impressed enough this weekend to warrant the team signing him.
According to his Twitter account, rookie wide receiver Damoun Patterson, a Youngstown State product, signed a contract with the Steelers Sunday afternoon.
I can’t write in cursive but I just signed my rookie contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. God be the glory ?? pic.twitter.com/IxqG7rrzSW
— Damoun Patterson (@chasing_8) May 13, 2018
Patterson, who measured in at his pro day at 6004, 192-pounds, registered 54 receptions for 1,048 yards and 6 touchdowns over the course of the last two seasons at Youngstown State after spending the 2016 season at Highland Community College. Patterson started his college career at Utah State.
Patterson also has a special teams resume worth mentioning as he finished the 2017 season with eight total tackles (four solos and four assists) and a forced a fumble. He reportedly had nine total tackles during the 2016 season as well.
The Steelers are expected to formally announce the signing of Patterson in the coming days in addition to announcing which player was waived to make room for him on the roster.