We can probably count on the Pittsburgh Steelers making a few official transactions on Monday as it sounds like a few players who participated in the team’s 2019 rookie minicamp will be signed to the roster.
According to outside linebacker Tuzar Skipper on Twitter Sunday afternoon, he’s now officially a member of the Steelers after participating in the team’s three-day rookie minicamp this weekend.
TODAY MY DREAM HAS COME TRUE! ALL PRAISE TO THE MOST HIGH! I AM OFFICIALLY A PITTSBURGH STEELER!#BlacknYellow
— The Tuzar Skipper (@TuzarSkipper) May 12, 2019
Skipper, who finished his college career at Toledo, went undrafted this year after registering 90 total tackles and 9.5 sacks in 20 games played in for the Rockets. 8.5 of those sacks came just last season. After starting his college career at Monroe Junior College, skipper transferred to Toledo in 2016. Early during the 2017 season, however, he suffered a torn ACL and was ultimately able to earn a medical hardship waiver from the NCAA, allowing him to play in 2018.
At his pro day early this earlier this year, Skipper measured in 6023, 248-pounds with 33-inch arms and 9 1/2-inch hands. He reportedly did 30 reps on the bench during his pro day and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.89-seconds and his short shuttle in 4.42-seconds.
While Skipper was listed as a defensive end at Toledo, he’ll obviously be an outside linebacker in the Steelers defense and thus will be asked to play on his feet a lot more than he was likely asked to do in college.
The Steelers will need to make a corresponding move on Monday to accommodate Skipper’s signing. The same goes with tryout defensive lineman Henry Mondeaux, who like Skipper, is expected to sign with the Steelers on Monday after taking part in the team’s rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.