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Pittsburgh Steelers Claim a Cornerback from Waivers; Release Long Snapper

August 1st, 2013 at 9:54 PM
By Mark Mihalko

Dealing with some normal bumps and bruises to the cornerback position, the Pittsburgh Steelers put in a waiver claim and were awarded another young cornerback. Buddy Jackson (Kansas City Chiefs) should be a familiar name to fans as he played his college ball with the University of Pittsburgh.

'Steeler Training Camp 2010' photo (c) 2010, RJ Schmidt - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/
With Cortez Allen, DeMarcus Van Dyke and Terry Hawthorne battling injury, the addition of the 6-1, 180-pound cornerback could give the team some depth during camp. Jackson, a 2012 undrafted rookie free agent with the Indianapolis Colts, has spent time with three NFL franchises since 2012, the Colts, Washington Redskins, and the Chiefs.

To make room for Jackson, the Steelers released / waived undrafted rookie free agent long snapper Luke Ingram (Hawaii). While the team already has a reliable long snapper, Ingram was viewed as a player that potentially had a chance to surprise at camp after being invited to the Senior Bowl and entering the offseason as the top rated long snapper available in the draft.

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Tags: Buddy Jackson, Cortez Allen, DeMarcus Van Dyke, Football, Kansas City Chiefs, Luke Ingram, NFL, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Steelers, Terry Hawthorne

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