The Pittsburgh Steelers are winding down their 2019 rookie minicamp on Sunday and the early word is that at least one player who participated in the annual event on a tryout basis will be signed to a contract.
According to Jacob Klinger of PennLive.com on Twitter, defensive lineman Henry Mondeaux, who participated in this year’s rookie minicamp on a tryout basis, will be signed soon by the Steelers.
Mondeaux, who played his college football at Oregon, entered the NFL originally in 2018 with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent. After being waived by the Saints prior to the start of the 2018 regular season, Mondeaux ultimately landed on the saints practice squad in January. He was then signed to by the Kansas City Chiefs to a futures contract but was released by them after the 2019 NFL Draft took place.
During his college career at Oregon, Mondeaux registered 111 total tackles, 1-0 sacks and 4 pass breakups in the 53 games that he played in. At is 2018 pro day, Mondeaux reportedly measured in at 6041, 297-pounds with 31 1/8-inch arms and 8 5/8-inch hands. He did 25 reps on the bench at his pro day and reportedly ran his 40-yard dash in 4.96-seconds and his short shuttle in 4.51-seconds.
The Steelers will likely make the signing of Mondeaux official on Monday and if that move does happen, a corresponding transaction will need to be made to make room for him on the roster.