PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are adding players as the 2017 league year begins.
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We’ll be updating this page with all the latest signings and other updates as the Steelers prepare to take a run at a seventh Lombardi Trophy.
LATEST (1 p.m. Tuesday 3/21/17)
The Steelers have signed former first round draft pick defensive lineman Tyson Alualu.
The team says the deal is a two-year contract.
In a release the team said:
Alualu, an unrestricted free agent, was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round (10th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He signed a two-year contract extension with Jacksonville on March 8, 2015.
In seven seasons with Jacksonville, he has started 88-of-110 career games played, and he has totaled 17.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
LATEST (4 p.m. Monday 3/20/17)
LATEST (12 p.m. Wednesday 3/15/17)
The Steelers have reportedly signed wide receiver Justin Hunter.
Jeremy Fowler from ESPN first broke the news on Twitter:
LATEST (3 p.m. Friday 3/10/17)
After 10 seasons, Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons is leaving the team. He’s reportedly signed a new two-year deal with the Miami Dolphins.
LATEST (5:40 p.m. Thursday)
The Steelers are re-signing quarterback Landry Jones with a two-year contract.
Originally drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round (115th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft, Jones has made four career starts during the regular season. He has thrown for 1,071 yards with seven touchdowns in his regular-season career.
We have signed QB Landry Jones to a two-year contract.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) March 9, 2017
The team has also released running back Karlos Williams.
In their first move of free agency, the Steelers are bringing back a familiar face.
Tight end David Johnson has agreed to terms with the Steelers the team reports.
The Steelers selected Johnson in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
He played four seasons with the Steelers, but signed with the San Diego Chargers as an unrestricted free agent and spent the 2014-15 seasons there.
It’s a two-year deal for Johnson.