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Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Shaquille Richardson; Make Two Roster Moves

May 29th, 2014 at 9:35 PM
By Mark Mihalko

The Pittsburgh Steelers continued with their OTAs and made a couple of roster moves. The biggest news was reaching a four-year contract agreement with fifth round pick Shaquille Richardson. The Arizona cornerback had been in camp and working out with the team, now he can relax and focus on opening some eyes.

'Arizona Wildcats vs. BYU Cougars 21, Las Vegas Bowl, Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada' photo (c) 2008, Ken Lund - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/
The team also completed the move for Alabama cornerback Deion Belue after the league officially awarded the former member of the Crimson Tide off waivers from the Miami Dolphins. Like Richardson, Belue can start in this final week of OTAs to open some eyes.

The Steelers also signed undrafted rookie free agent offensive lineman Emmanuel McCray from Mississippi. The 6-5, 324-pound lineman originally signed a contract with the St. Louis Rams after the draft, but was released. To make room for McCray, the team released offensive guard Nik Embernate, who missed all of 2013 with a knee injury.  

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)

Mississippi offensive tackle Emmanuel McCray 

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: Deion Belue, Emmanuel McCray, Football, NFL, Nik Embernate, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Steelers, Shaquille Richardson, undrafted rookie free agent

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