May 3, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers first round draft pick linebacker Jarvis Jones (95) participates in drills during Steelers rookie mincamp and orientation at the UPMC Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign 10 Rookie Free Agents

The draft isn’t the only way the team adds depth or fills holes each year. After the draft is completed and no more names are announced at Radio City Music Hall, the period for undrafted free agent signings begin. Those who didn’t get their names’ called out loud, got a phone call and an invitation to Steelers rookie minicamp. The Steelers signed 10 rookie free agents on Saturday evening.

While the draft was tilted more in a defensive direction, with five defensive players drafted out of the nine picks, the team went even on the rookie free agent signings. Per steelers.com here is the list of players who received the invitation to report to Steelers Rookie Minicamp, which opens May 16th.

Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Rookie Free Agents

Player College
Devon Carrington DB 6-1 204 Stanford
Chris Elkins OL 6-4 300 Youngstown State
Ethan Hemer DE 6-6 285 Wisconsin
Kaycee Ike OT 6-5 293 UAB
Howard Jones LB 6-4 238 Shepherd
Brendon Kay QB 6-4 228 Cincinnati
Josh Mauro DE 6-6 282 Stanford
Roy Philon DT 6-3 291 Louisville
Will Simmons OG 6-5 342 East Carolina
Eric Waters TE 6-5 245 Missouri

 

Notable undrafted free agent signings in the Steelers’ history include Jack Butler, Donnie Shell, James Harrison, Chris Hoke, Willie Parker, Doug Legursky, and Ramon Foster.

Steelers rookie Minicamp runs from May 16-18 and all nine drafted plus the 10 undrafted rookies will come together and get their first taste of Steelers football.

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