According to his twitter account and also Rotoworld.com, the Pittsburgh Steelers this afternoon have signed former Florida State University safety Myron Rolle to a reserve/future contract this afternoon. Rolle was originally drafted in 2010 by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth-round of the NFL draft.
Rolle was an impressive player during his time at Florida State University making 35 starts at the strong safety position and recording 206 total tackles in his college career. He decided to give up his senior season in order to attend Oxford in order to work on and achieve a Rhodes Scholarship.
After being drafted by the Tennessee Titans, the club released him on September 2, 2011. While highly regarded as an intelligent player, Rolle lacks elite speed and some scouts suggest he does not possess the athleticism to play at the NFL level. Regardless, Rolle is a player of high character and it’s nice to see him get another chance at breaking into the NFL ranks regardless of how high the obstacles facing him might be.
He’s got a website with good information about his career and interests.