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Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Linebacker Kion Wilson to Reserve / Futures Contract

January 8th, 2013 at 11:20 PM
By Mark Mihalko

Last week, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed six players to Reserve / Futures contracts. Late Monday, they announced a seventh signee to join wide receivers Derek Moye and Bert Reed, defensive backs Ross Ventrone and Isaiah Green and linemen Joe Long and Justin Cheadle.

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Linebacker Kion Wilson, formerly of the Carolina Panthers and San Diego Chargers came to terms and will come to camp to compete for a spot on the sure to be changing roster.  He was originally signed by the Chargers as an undrafted rookie free agent out of South Florida in 2010, and saw action in three games prior to finishing the season on injured reserve.

The 6-1, 239-pound linebacker likely would compete for a special teams spot, although, he does have experience in the 3-4 scheme after playing with the Chargers. At this point it seems like a long shot, as only guard John Malecki and linebacker Marshall McFadden worked their way onto the 53-man roster by the end of the season after signing Reserve / Future contracts in 2012.



Tags: Football, Futures Contract, Kion Wilson, NFL, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Steelers

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