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Steelers Agree To Terms With 5th-Round Pick Shaquille Richardson

LaMichael James #21 of the Oregon Ducks is tackled by Shaquille Richardson #5 of the Arizona Wildcats on November 26, 2010 at the Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

LaMichael James #21 of the Oregon Ducks is tackled by Shaquille Richardson #5 of the Arizona Wildcats on November 26, 2010 at the Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – The Pittsburgh Steelers and fifth-round draft pick. cornerback Shaquille Richardson, have agreed to terms on a four-year deal.

Richardson was the first of two picks the Steelers made in the fifth round out of the University of Arizona. He started 37 of 49 games recording 189 tackles, eight tackles for loss, 10 interception, 30 pass breakups to go along with three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

The Steelers have now signed five of their nine selections including fifth-round pick offensive lineman Wesley Johnson, sixth-round picks  linebacker Jordan Zumwalt and defensive lineman Daniel McCullers and seventh-round pick tight end Rob Blanchflower.

The team also announced the signing of rookie free agent offensive lineman Emmanuel McCray and claimed cornerback Deion Belue off waivers from the Dolphins.

The Steelers also released two offensive lineman in Nik Embernate and Kaycee Ike to make room for the new acquisitions.

Stay tuned to 93-7 The FAN for ongoing coverage of the Steelers OTA’s.

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