Steelers Sign CB Justin King To A One-Year Contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed cornerback Justin King to a one-year contract on Wednesday, according to Bob Labriola on Twitter.

King ended the season on the Steelers 53 man roster after being signed in the middle of December after DeMarcus Van Dyke suffered a shoulder injury that would end his season.

King is a Pittsburgh native and a graduate of Gateway High and was originally drafted in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams after playing his college ball at Penn State.

King made 19 starts in 35 games played in during his first three years of his career with the Rams. He then spent five weeks with the Indianapolis Colts early on in the 2012 season before being waived following Week 5.

King did not dress for the two games that he was on the roster with the Steelers.

  • Maurice_hill_district

    Annual training camp fodder.

  • steeltown

    Yep, but atleast this guy has some in game experience, same with Van Dyke

  • steeltown

    With what Coach Lake did with KLewis, who knows, maybe he can turn one of these guys (Van Dyke or King) into a solid #4 on the depth chart

  • Yup, I agree..If he can be coached to play as a solid Nickelback as well as special teams, then it is a bargain. Interested to see what Lake can do with his speed.

  • Not sure on Van Dyke, but that is probably King’s ceiling.

  • steeltown

    If they can cut back on penalties, these guys as gunners on kicks/punts should be fun watch

  • steeltown

    Will be interesting to see which QB’s they bring in this year for camp. I really hope they finally cut their losses with Leftwich.. meaning atleast one new QB that’s brought in to camp would actually make the Team.

    I think Hoyer is on the AZ roster, Jerrod Johnson is playing in the UFL, and the damm Patriots signed Kafka last week to futures contract…maybe an undrafted guy is brought in post draft.. or maybe, just maybe they draft another QB in the middle-late Rds this year.

  • zyzak

    they wont waste a pick on a QB

  • Barlow

    How about some OLs?

  • Ed Charles

    Van Dyke should be turned into a receiver or RB

  • Maurice_hill_district

    On a seperat note but latebreaking: LB Manti Te’o found to be a chronic liar will slip him down to where Steelers pick if u want him. I dont want to use any of first 5 rounds on any ILB. So that good news is only for the few Steelerfans who wanted to spend our 1st pick on him.

  • Maurice_hill_district

    I hav to admit thats a good question.

    They dont like JJohnson, they never brought him back when we ran out if QBs, but I dunno why they dont like him. Maybe some argument or personality dislike with a coach which they didnt tell the media about.

  • Maurice_hill_district

    Or what Lake did with Mundy & Victorian & CBrown, those 3 did not improve. Cortez improved too tho, in addition to Keenan. So I hear ya.

  • mghjr88

    Definitely. That is a lot of speed

  • steeltown

    I think JJohnson was contracted with the UFL at that time.. I could be wrong

  • steeltown

    I dont know. If Foote walks and B.Johnson walks and Sly continues his lackluster career, all of the sudden ILB becomes more of need. I could see one taken between 3rd and 6th Rd

  • steeltown

    I hear ya.. I have not given up on C.Brown yet, but the other two should not be on roster next season

  • Clint Martin

    This is down right funny Waste a pick LMFAO!! 4th round Tammue 5th round Rainey!! LMFAO 3 7th round picks!! LMFAO