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Steelers agree to terms with Cameron Clear and 11 other rookies

Cameron Clear

The 2015 NFL Draft began late Thursday night and continued into Saturday, making the weekend a busy one for the Pittsburgh Steelers. After adding eight players via the draft, the Steelers announced that they had agreed to terms with twelve undrafted rookie free agents. All rookies, including those taken in the draft, will participate in the team’s rookie minicamp May 8-10.

Outside linebacker Bud Dupree was selected in the first round out of the University of Kentucky. Cornerbacks Senquez Golson and Doran Grant were added in the second- and fourth-round respectively. Wide receiver Sammie Coates of Auburn University was selected in the third round. Tight end Jessee James, a local product from Penn State, was selected in the fifth round. In the sixth round, the Steelers had two selections and grabbed defensive tackle/end L.T. Walton from Central Michigan and outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo of Miami. Rounding out the last day of the draft, the Steelers picked Louisville safety Gerod Holliman.

With the draft class firmly established with depth for a Steelers defense that needed help along the front seven and in the backfield, Pittsburgh focused more on the offensive side of the ball in who they made agreements with in undrafted rookie free agents.

Guards Miles Dieffenbach (Penn State), Reese Dismukes (Auburn) and Collin Rahrig (Indiana) will be joined by center B.J. Finney (Kansas State) and tackle Kevin Whimpey (Utah State) along the offensive line. The Steelers came to terms with receivers Tyler Murphy (Boston College) and Eli Rogers (Louisville) as well as tight end Cameron Clear (Texas A&M). Also on offense, running back Ross Scheuerman out of Lafayette (Pa.) will attend camps.

Defensive tackle Nigel Crawford-Kinney (Saint Augustine’s) and defensive ends Dominique Davis (Liberty) and Bradon Prate (Illinois State) round out the defensive line additions.

 

 

(Note: This article was originally posted by the author on Examiner.com under a different headline; used with permission)
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  1. DrGeorge

    May 5, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Remember when Nate Washington made the roster in 2005 out of Tiffin? Most of us had never heard of him or the college. The Steelers scouts historically do a marvelous job of finding big talent in obscure places.

    Some of the undrafted rookies named above come from major programs and have a good chance to play in the NFL somewhere. One of these rookie offensive linemen has an excellent chance of filling a spot on our roster, where we obviously need help. And one of the men from the little colleges may surprise, as Washington did, when given a chance. I know next to nothing about any of these players, but the Steelers scouts know their stuff. And this year, there are more opportunities than when Washington made the squad.

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