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Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Alabama Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Cornerback Deion Belue

May 28th, 2014 at 10:29 PM
By Mark Mihalko

Many fans believe that the Pittsburgh Steelers made a mistake by not adding more young cornerbacks to the roster during the draft. In fact, many were surprised that the team did not add more through their undrafted rookie free agent class. That all changed on Wednesday, as the team made a roster move focused on that position.

'Alabama v Western Carolina Game' photo (c) 2012, Charles Atkeison - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
 While signing of Alabama cornerback Deion Belue may be a small move, it is one focused on adding competition to the roster at that position. At 5-11, 182-pounds, Belue may not have the greatest pure athleticism, but he was a two-year started for the Crimson Tide. For his career, he notched 60 tackles, 10 pass break-ups, and three interceptions. With the Steelers at their 90-man limit, they released undrafted rookie free agent tackle Kaycee Ike (UAB). 

Defensive Backs

Stanford cornerback / safety Devon Carrington (Profile 5/15)

Alabama cornerback Deion Belue

Offensive Linemen

Youngstown State offensive guard Chris Elkins  (Profile 5/16)

UAB offensive tackle Kaycee Ike (Profile 5/16)

East Carolina offensive guard Will Simmons (Profile 5/17)

Defensive Linemen

Wisconsin defensive end Ethan Hemer (Profile 5/18)

Stanford defensive end Josh Mauro (Profile 5/20)

Louisville defensive end Roy Philon (Profile 5/23)

Linebackers

Shepherd outside linebacker Howard Jones (Profile 5/25)

Tight End

Missouri tight end Eric Waters (Profile 5/28)

Quarterback

Cincinnati quarterback Brendon Kay (Profile 5/28)

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Tags: Alabama, Deion Belue, Football, Kaycee Ike, NFL, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Steelers, UAB

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