The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed defensive tackle Kade Weston to a reserve futures contract today according to Adam Caplan on Twitter. Weston was originally drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft after playing his college football at Georgia. He was placed on injured reserve with an abdomen injury on Aug. 24, 2010 after being waived injured.
Weston was ultimately released by the Patriots after training camp this past season and was signed to the Indianapolis Colts practice squad back in October, but was released by the Colts the following week.
While at Georgia, Weston played in 48 career games with 20 starts and finished with 78 total tackles and four sacks. During his senior season he appeared in 13 games with 10 starts and finished the year with 28 total tackles and two sacks for 13 yards. He measures in at 6 foot 5 and weighs 315 pounds. Weston played inside for Georgia but many had him pegged as a five-technique defensive end.
Weston joins Jimmy Young, Antonio Smith and Jerrod Johnson as known players who have signed futures contracts with the Steelers since the season ended last weekend.