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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

And then there were two

The Steelers signed two more draft picks Wednesday, leaving them with only two unsigned.

Signed to three-year deals Wednesday were offensive tackle Chris Scott and cornerback Crezdon Butler. 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 Pouncey and second-round linebacker Jason Worilds are the two Steelers’ draft picks who have yet to sign a contract.

The Steelers released rookie free agent Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith to make room on their roster.


Chris Hein said...

Any reason for the contracts all being 3 year deals instead of 4 year deals? I thought 4 year was more common.


Anonymous said...

Alright, only two to go! And can't wait to see if Butler's impressive OTA translates into the preseason.

Anonymous said...

Butler is probably already better than Gay

Dale Lolley said...

The Steelers usually sign their late-round guys to three-year deals. The players are still exclusive rights free agents following the third year anyway.

Anonymous said...

Chris Hein - 1st year following the Steelers