The defending Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers began the 2009 off season by taking steps to completing their pre-free agency roster today. Some of these moves had been discussed on blogs for about a week, but they only became offical today.
The Steelers resigned all of the players who were on their practice squad at the end of the season. That group includes Roy Lewis, an undrafted rookie free agent cornerback who turned a lot of heads during the 2008 preseason. Lewis spent some time of the Steelers active roster and can also play safety.
Dallas Baker also makes his return. The 7th round draft pick from 2007 spent time on the Steelers active roster, but was waived during mid-season when injuries to the secondary forced the team to create roster room. 2008 sixth round pick Ryan Mundy also rejoined the team.
- Center/guard Doug Legursky, TE Dezmond Sherrod, RB Justin Vincent and LB Donovan Woods also rejoined the active roster.
Three new faces join the Steelers roster, they are RB Stefan Logan, WR Brandon Williams and FB Ryan Powdrell. Logan put up some impressive numbers last season for for the CFL’s British Columbia Lions, he spent time on the Miami Dolphins 2007 practic squad. Williams has spent time with the 49ers and Rams, while Powdrell has spent time with the Packers and the Bucs.