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.