Steelers Re-Sign Practice Squad Players, Add WR Williams & FB Powdrell
The Steelers re-signed WR Dallas Baker, CB Roy Lewis, S Ryan Mundy, TE Dezmond Sherrod, RB Justin Vincent and LB Donovan Woods on Thursday. All six players spent part or all of the 2008 season on the Steelers practice squad.
The Steelers also signed two additional players to their offseason roster. Those players were, WR Brandon Williams and FB Ryan Powdrell.
Williams has played in a total of 23 games with the San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams from 2006-2007. He was released by the Rams prior to the 2008 regular season. Williams was selected in the third round (84th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft by the 49ers after a college career at Wisconsin. He signed with the Rams as a free agent in October of 2007. Williams has returned 35 punts for 245 yards (7.0 avg.) and 38 kickoffs for 888 yards (23.4 avg.) during his NFL career.
Powdrell originally signed as an undrafted rookie with the Green Bay Packers in 2007 but was released before the regular season. Powdrell played in college at Southern California, also spent a week on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad in 2008.