Steelers sign top pick Holmes
Friday, July 28, 2006
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Steelers came to terms with first-round draft pick Santonio Holmes shortly after 5 p.m. today and the wide receiver was expected to arrive in training camp in Latrobe some time tonight.
Holmes will sign a five-year contract with financial terms not immediately available.
He was the last of their nine draft picks to come to a contract agreement. The Steelers today also announced they have agreed to terms with third-round pick wide receiver Willie Reid. Financial terms of that deal also were not available.
The Steelers also released former Pitt and Perry High School quarterback Rod Rutherford.