Steelers Sign 3rd Round Draft Pick Sean Spence

The Pittsburgh Steelers have reportedly come to terms with third round draft pick Sean Spence on Tuesday according to Pro Football Talk. The deal for Spence is a four-year deal per the norm and should come in at a total of around $2.6 million and include a signing bonus just over $500,000. His base salaries should be $390,000, $480,000, $570,000 and $660,000.

The signing of Spence now means that the Steelers have eight of their nine draft picks now under contract with first round draft pick David DeCastro being the only pick not yet signed. As I pointed out this past weekend, the DeCastro deal should be right around the corner now that the New England Patriots signed the 21st overall pick, Chandler Jones.

Spence, an outside linebacker while at the University of Miami, will contribute initially on special teams for the Steelers, and according to linebackers coach Keith Butler, he will back up Lawrence Timmons at the MACK linebacker position.

Spence was the 86th overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft. He started 40-of-47 games at Miami and finished 11th in school history with 318 tackles (170 solo). Spence also recorded 10.5 sacks, 47 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles and one interception returned for a touchdown.

  • Daveb1952

    For $500k, I hope he works out. As a tweener he’s got his work cut out for him to make the club. If he can make the jump, this could be the 2nd best pick after DeCastro….

  • Jprankster2005

    Good to hear…… I think Spence has a good future…… And will play a little inside LB this yr..

  • Jprankster2005

    Trust me he’s already made the club……. And will be a beast on Special Teams….. And will probably play a little Inside LB…… This was actually a great pick, He could be exactly what u said the best pick after Decastro and I believe he will…… If he can do what he did in College were going to have a fun player to watch…. I see him running around the field just like Troy…….. But I believe he already has his spot on the team……..

  • Piper

    his post tax signing bonus alone ($500k) is greater than 98% of average American’s net worth. yowza.

  • Dave

    Well, there are around 310 million Americans and only 1696 make the NFL.