The 2016 NFL free agency period opened Wednesday March 9th at 4 P.M. ,however the Steelers began signing some of their own potential free agents before Wednesday’s kickoff.
The Steelers announced the signings of role players such as long snapper Greg Warren as the off-season began . They signed wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey and safety Robert Golden on March 7th. Both players were signed to 3 year deals.
The Steelers also signed a couple of starters on the eve of free agency as they signed cornerback William Gay and guard Ramon Foster. They also signed 3 year deals.
Now that NFL free agency has officially opened for business, rumor has it that the Steelers have signed their first outside free agent in tight end Ladarius Green. Green played tight end for the San Diego Chargers in 2015 and had a career high 37 catches for 429 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Here is a tweet by ESPN reporter Adam Schefter…
Former Chargers TE Ladarius Green is expected to sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers, per source.
The Steelers have not officially announced this signing so nothing is written in stone until then.
Here are a list from Steelers,com of the Steelers remaining unrestricted free agents that hit the market as of March 9th 4 P.M …
Quarterbacks Bruce Gradkowski and Mike Vick; running backs/fullbacks Will Johnson and Jordan Todman; offensive linemen Kelvin Beachum, Doug Legursky and Byron Stingily; defensive linemen Clifton Geathers, Steve McLendon and Cam Thomas; linebacker Sean Spence; and defensive backs Will Allen, Antwon Blake and Brandon Boykin.
Linebacker Terence Garvin is the Steelers lone restricted free agent.
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