The Pittsburgh Steelers signed another player to a Reserve/Future contract earlier today according to the Twitter account of the franchise’s communications coordinator Burt Lauten:
The @steelers sign DL Al Lapuaho to a Reserve/Future contract.
— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) January 9, 2014
After he transferred from Snow Junior College in Utah, Al Lapuaho played the final two years of his collegiate career close to home with the Utah State Aggies. Overall, the defensive lineman racked up 66 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks during his 26-games with the school.
Undrafted last spring, Al Lapuaho inked a free agent deal with the St. Louis Rams shortly after the draft process finished. Although the 22 year old was cut by the Rams after the preseason and training camp periods came to a close, he caught on with the Miami Dolphins and stayed on their practice squad for most of his rookie campaign last fall.
The addition of Lapuaho (6’3″ 284 lbs.) gives the Steelers another defensive lineman to add to what could be an extremely thin mix after the free agency period begins.
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