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Steelers Sign Two Draft Picks

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — The Pittsburgh Steelers signed their fourth and fifth round draft picks Sunday.

Nose tackle Alameda Ta’amu and running back Chris Rainey are now under contract.

Ta’amu’s deal is worth approximately $2.5 million over four years. He was drafted in the fourth round from the University of Washington. He recorded 109 tackles, 7.5 sacks and 16.5 tackles for loss in 50 games.

Rainey, drafted in the fourth round out of Florida, also signed a four-year deal. The financial terms of his deal have not been released.

Rainey finished his career ninth on the all-time Florida rushing list with 2,464 yards. He scored 21 touchdowns as both a running back, receiver and returner.

Ta’amu and Rainey are the first two Steelers draft picks to sign contracts with the franchise.

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