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Steel Trap86
06-15-2010, 02:45 PM
Steeler sign 4, cut 7


PITTSBURGH — The Steelers signed four draft picks today from this year’s NFL Draft, including wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, linebacker Stevenson Sylvester, running back Jonathan Dwyer and wide receiver Antonio Brown. Financial terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

Sanders (5-11, 180), out of SMU, was the Steelers’ third round pick (82nd overall) in the Draft and finished as the Mustangs’ career leader in receptions (235), touchdown receptions (34) and receiving yards (3,791). He was a first-team all-Conference USA selection last year as a senior after posting 98 catches for 1,339 yards and seven touchdowns. Sanders ranked sixth in the NCAA with 103 receiving yards per game in 2009.

One of three linebackers selected in this year’s Draft by the Steelers, Sylvester (6-2, 231) was the team’s third of three selections in the fifth round (166th overall). A first-team all-MWC selection for Utah, he was a two-year captain and the defensive MVP of the 2009 Poinsettia Bowl. Sylvester started all 13 games last year and finished with a team-best 81 tackles.

Dwyer (5-11, 229) was the Steelers first of two sixth-round picks (188th overall) in this year’s NFL Draft out of Georgia Tech. A first-team all-ACC selection his final two seasons, he earned the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year award as a sophomore in 2008 after leading the team with 1,395 rushing yards on 200 carries while earning All-America status. Last year as a junior, he matched his rushing total from the previous year with 1,395 yards on 235 attempts, the fourth-best rushing total in school history. Dwyer added 14 touchdowns in 2009.

Brown (5-10, 186) was Pittsburgh’s second of two sixth-round selections (195th overall) in this year’s Draft. He finished his career as Central Michigan’s all-time leader in receptions (305), which ranked second in MAC history. As a junior in 2009, Brown was named the conference’s Special Teams Player of the Year for the second straight season and earned first-team all-MAC honors as both a receiver and punt returner. He caught a school-record 110 passes for 1,198 yards and nine touchdowns last year.

With today’s signings, the Steelers now have six of their 10 draft picks under contract. Linebacker Thaddeus Gibson and defensive tackle Doug Worthington signed last week.

The Steelers made additional roster moves by releasing seven free agents, including wide receiver Jason Chery, kicker Piotr Czech, linebacker Derrick Doggett, punter Adam Graessle, nose tackle Cordarrow Thompson, center Bradley Vierling and cornerback Trae Williams.

http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Steelers-sign-4-cut-7/7fa6989c-3421-48ab-98f0-4f3c615ab7b6

BlitzburghRockCity
06-15-2010, 04:15 PM
Nice to see Sanders getting his deal done early so he'll be in camp on time and get as much work in as possible. With Holmes gone and Sweed now out he's got a prime opportunity to make an impact this season.

DanRooney
06-15-2010, 04:29 PM
I remember saying someone asking me how I had Doggett was on the Steelers' soon to be cut list even though he hasn't had a chance yet.

Dobre Shunka
06-15-2010, 11:10 PM
Digg getting these guyz signed early. keep em coming.

Steel Trap86
06-16-2010, 12:24 PM
***update


The eighth of the team's 10 2010 draft picks has signed. No. 5b CB Crezdon Butler is under contract, so only Maurkice Pouncey and Jason Worilds have to get deals done before camp opens on July 30. The team has 80 players under contract now, so it will have to cut players to sign its top two draft picks. Those cuts figure to be made in tandem with the signings.

K Train
06-16-2010, 02:20 PM
they cut cromartie-smith

BlitzburghRockCity
06-16-2010, 03:10 PM
http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/2-more-picks-sign/70d177af-bd0f-471a-9f03-d5d932350567

2 more picks sign

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers signed two more draft picks today from this year’s NFL Draft, including offensive tackle Chris Scotthttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/chris-scott/f12c26a6-d755-424b-94c6-fd5eea10fc6f/) and cornerback Crezdon Butlerhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/crezdon-butler/6f0ef0b4-4818-464c-856d-3f401878122f/). Financial terms of the three-year deals were not disclosed.

Scott (6-4, 319), out of Tennessee, was the Steelers’ first of three fifth-round picks (151st overall) in this year’s Draft. Scott started the final 39 games of his career at left tackle and helped the Vols’ offense average 157 rushing yards per game and 383 total yards per game in 2009.

Butler (6-0, 191) was the second of three fifth-round selections (164th overall) in this year’s NFL Draft. Butler was an honorable mention all-ACC honoree in 2009 as Clemson finished sixth in the NCAA in pass defense. He started the final 40 games of his career and finished his career with 11 interceptions.

The Steelers now have eight of their 10 draft picks from this year’s NFL Draft signed to contracts. First-round offensive lineman Maurkice Pounceyhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/maurkice-pouncey/9d33439a-ec2b-4a65-a2a2-0b63719b0604/) and second-round linebacker Jason Worildshttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/jason-worilds/5c613eee-74dc-496d-85ff-b2dfb90b0b14/) are the two Steelers’ draft picks who have yet to sign a contract.

jnes1216
06-16-2010, 03:27 PM
Anyone following Clemson? Just wondering if they had any take on Butler.

Dobre Shunka
06-16-2010, 11:54 PM
Was looking for feedback on Cromartie-Smith OTAs, then they cut him.
Good UTEP hitter, kind of flashy, guess that's not enough.

They still have a complete rook in Allen for back there.