Steelers Sign JuJu Smith-Schuster, Release Mel Blount’s Son

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed second-round pick Juju Smith-Schuster to a four-year deal.

Financial details were not released.

The Steelers took the wide receiver out of Southern California with the 62nd overall selection in the draft.

Smith-Schuster caught 213 passes for 3,092 yards with 25 touchdown catches in 40 games at USC. He is expected to fight for a starting spot alongside All-Pro Antonio Brown.

Smith-Schuster is the fifth of Pittsburgh’s eight picks to sign a contract. First-round pick T.J. Watt, third-round pick Cameron Sutton and fourth-rounder Josh Dobbs have yet to come to terms.

The Steelers also signed quarterback Bart Houston and wide receiver Canaan Severin on Wednesday and released quarterback Nick Schuessler and linebacker Akil Blount. Blount is the son of Steelers Hall of Fame safety Mel Blount.

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