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Pittsburgh Steelers Add Two More Players to Roster

January 27th, 2014 at 10:11 PM
By Mark Mihalko
On Monday, much of the talk around the city of Pittsburgh continued to center on the loss of running backs coach Kirby Wilson in a lateral move to the Minnesota Vikings, the Pittsburgh Steelers were busy. While it was not inking a new coach, they were busy signing two more players to Reserve / Futures contracts.
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Ironically, one of the players signed plays the position in which they have a hole in the coaching staff, running back. Tauren Poole, a 5-10, 210-pound running back from the University of Tennessee, has spent time with two NFL franchise since being signed as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2012 by the Carolina Panthers. 
In all, he has spent his rookie season on injured reserve (ribs) with the Panthers, and time on the Panthers and  Indianapolis Colts practice squads in 2013. Poole was joined on the roster by veteran linebacker Vic So'oto.
So’oto entered the league with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted role free agent out of BYU in 2011. From there, the 6-3, 263-pound has traveled to give NFL cities, seeing action in a total of 13 games with the Packers, Oakland Raiders, and Arizona Cardinals, as well as spending time on the Washington Redskins and New Orleans Saints practice squads. 
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Tags: Football, futures contracts, NFL, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tauren Poole, Vic So'oto

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