PITTSBURGH (News Radio 1020 KDKA) – There could be a familiar name next season when the Steelers take the field for the 2017 season.
Today, the team announced they have signed linebacker Akil Blount, the son of former Steelers great Mel Blount.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Sunny Start To The Week
Blount was an undrafted rookie when he was picked up by the Miami Dolphins before being released toward the end of training camp.
“It’s going to be a good opportunity for him,” Mel Blount told News Radio 1020 KDKA’s James Garrity this morning. “He just has to take advantage of the situation and show he belongs there.”READ MORE: Shortage Of Truck Drivers A Leading Cause Behind Supply Chain Issues
The Florida A&M grad did not play in 2016.
“I was excited for him, I think it’s a good organization to get a start in, but just like anything else, you gotta stay healthy and make plays,” Mel said.MORE NEWS: Eradicate Hate Global Summit To Kick Off In Pittsburgh On Monday