Steelers Sign WR Wes Lyons To Reserve/Future Contract

The Steelers signed 6-foot-8 wide receiver Wes Lyons on Thursday to a two year reserve/future contract as they continue to expand their offseason roster. Lyons is a Woodland Hills High School and West Virginia graduate and finished his WVU career with 42 receptions for 517 yards, including 20 for 263 yards as a senior in 2009. Lyons worked out for the Steelers in late December and spent time with Jets in minicamp last season. The Steelers currently have 52 players now under contract for 2011 as they expand the roster to 80.

  • Bob

    If he was so impressive, why wasn’t he on an NFL Roster AT ALL last season?

  • Aokaybb

    Why was James Harrison cut like 4 or 5 times before he got a chance?

  • Bebopdad

    The Steelers seem to always find diamonds in the rough. Hopefully this guy will workout he could cause alot of problems for teams being he is 6foot 8. He may be the reason they did not sign plex.

  • Kenneth Silas

    Hey Bob, everyone’s story is not the same. Sometimes players do not have the benefit of pedigree as others. Look at all the bust teams have signed, and then look at how many bust the Steelers have had. Look at all the no name players they have had that have been successful.