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Zachintosh66
01-18-2012, 09:53 PM
The Steelers signed 10 players today to Reserve/Future contracts for the 2012 season. Five members of the Steelersí 2011 practice squad were among the 10 players signed to the teamís 2012 offseason roster.
The Steelers announced today that OG John Malecki, TE Jamie McCoy, OT Chris Scott, OT Trevis Turner and DT Corbin Bryant have re-signed with the team after spending part or all of the 2011 season on the clubís practice squad. Bryant was the only player to spend time on the active roster in Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals.
The Steelers also signed quarterback Jerrod Johnson, defensive lineman Mike Blanc, defensive tackle Kade Weston, linebacker Marshall McFadden and defensive back Antonio Smith.

http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Steelers-Sign-Ten-to-ReserveFuture-Contracts/3509937b-7827-407a-a5b9-b2efd665b1ae

BlitzburghRockCity
01-18-2012, 09:57 PM
We posted this up on the homepage as well today, this is what we see every offseason. Normally the practice squad players are some of the first to get signed to these types of contracts. Then they go out and look for some diamonds in the rough to add to the offseason roster.

About 1/3 of these players, at best, will make the practice squad for the coming season under normal circumstances.

LatrobePA
01-18-2012, 10:19 PM
"championship" lol

Zachintosh66
01-18-2012, 10:31 PM
sorry BRC... i dont ever go to homepage, i have the todays posts link bookmarked ;)

K Train
01-19-2012, 12:16 AM
is donovan warren on the practice squad?

BlitzburghRockCity
01-19-2012, 12:33 AM
sorry BRC... i dont ever go to homepage, i have the todays posts link bookmarked ;)

LOL don't be sorry, I was just pointing out that we also covered this story on the homepage. Putting this stuff up for discussion is always good.

Here's some highlights of Marshall McFadden

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7Ld5XJkw4E

JensK
01-19-2012, 07:24 AM
is donovan warren on the practice squad?

He is currently sitting with the Bears reserves.

papabaier
01-19-2012, 10:19 AM
I'd like to see that Jerrod Johnosn get a chance at QB back-up. The dude is a stud with a big arm.
:imho: