A few days ago it was reported that former AAF defensive lineman Casey Sayles would likely be signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers again pending a physical and it appears as though that transaction has now finally taken place, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
DL Casey Sayles of the AAF signs with the Pittsburgh Steelers
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 9, 2019
Sayles, who spent the last several months as a member of the AAF’s Birmingham Iron, an affiliate of the Steelers, before the league suspended play this past week, recorded 16 tackles and a sack.
Casey Sayles sacks Matt Simms pic.twitter.com/naAQ0qBaUA
— Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) February 24, 2019
Casey Sayles has generated 12 pressures and 8 defensive stops this season – he leads all interior defenders with a 90.1 overall grade! pic.twitter.com/TRmYpQijfL
— PFF_AAF (@PFF_AAF) March 6, 2019
This will be Sayles’ second stint with the Steelers as he was on the roster last year during training camp and the preseason after being signed to a Reserve/Future contract in January of 2018.
Sayles, who played his college football at Ohio, was signed originally by the Los Angeles Rams in 2017 as an undrafted free agent. He was waived by the Rams following that preseason after appearing in all four games and registering 6 total tackles and 2 defensed passes.
In his four seasons at Ohio, Sayles registered 110 total tackles of which 19.5 went for losses. He also had 11.5 sacks. At his 2017 Pro Day, Sayles measured in at 6037, 289-pounds and he reportedly ran his 40 yard dash in 4.99 seconds. He also did 30 reps on the bench.
Last year as a member of the Steelers, Sayles registered 4 total tackles in the four preseason games that he saw action in.
Sayles is now the sixth former AAF player to be signed by the Steelers.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April 9, 2019