Steelers Sign Shayon Green, Former Miami Hurricane, to 1 Year Contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to make roster moves, having signed outside linebacker to a 1 year contract. Shayon Green played for the Miami Hurricanes, where he overcame two ACL tears at Miami and in 2013 he started 13 games and recorded 68 tackles, including 10.5 for losses, and three sacks.

  • Green went undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft, but did get an invitation to the Miami Dolphins training camp, but he did not make the team.

Clearly Kevin Colbert, Mike Tomlin, and new defensive coordinator Keith Butler see something in Shayon Green, but in effect the Steelers are “adding a body” at one of the thinnest areas on their roster.

At outside linebacker the Steelers currently have Jarvis Jones, Arthur Moats, James Harrison, Howard Jones and former CFL stand out Shawn Lemon. The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to target outside linebacker in the 2015 NFL Draft, with the only real debate being whether they’ll pick a cornerback or an outside linebacker in the first round.

Of course that was the conventional wisdom going into the 2014 NFL Draft – that the only questions about the Steelers priorities were which order they’d draft cornerback and wide receiver in the first and second rounds.

The Steelers promptly went off the script, drafting inside linebacker Ryan Shaizer in the first round, Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt in the second round, Dri Archer in the third round and it wasn’t until the fourth round that they picked a wide receiver, Martavis Bryant.

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