Steelers Sign K Danny Hrapmann & TE Zack Pianalto To Reserve/ Future Contracts

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed two more players to their offseason roster on Friday as Bob Labriola reports that kicker Danny Hrapmann and tight end Zack Pianalto were signed to reserve future contracts.

Hrapmann, a product of Southern Mississippi, was with the Steelers last offseason and 6 for 6 on his attempts during the 2012 preseason with a long of 43. He kicked the 22 yard game-winning field goal with 20 seconds left against the Indianapolis Colts.

Pianalto was originally signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2011 after playing his college ball at North Carolina. He made the Bills original 53 man roster for one day before being waived and was subsequently claimed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In the 6 games that Pianalto played in with Buccaneers he recorded 4 catches for 40 yards. Pianalto measured in at the 2011 NFL combine at 6032 and weighed 256 pounds. He ran a 4.78 40 yard dash and did 22 reps on the bench.

  • steeltown

    Hrapmann was great in the last preseason, but obviously this is just a body for camp just in case Suisham gets injured. The TE Pianalto I dont know much about, he’s pretty fast for his size, but is said to not be a good blocker and is “extremely injury prone” hmmm not really the type of player we need in my opinion

  • Bradys_Dad

    Those “undrafted free agent” signings just keep mounting. Are the Steelers afraid to sign anyone with a name, a pedigree or experience? Maybe the plan is to fill up the scout team early. It’s not even February and the off season is getting ugly.

  • steeltown

    Need to get to 90players for the offseason roster.. the free agency period has not begun and they still have to restructure contracts and sign their own players. Most guys that are available now are guys off the street with very little experience. Though we dont need him at the moment, Hrapmann is a good signing

  • SteelersDepot

    That’s usually what EVERYONE gets this time of season.They signed Rolle this week, a former starter with the Eagles. You must have missed that. This is no different from any other offseason. Thisa is the time of year teams add “bodies” for mini camps.

  • Jollyrob68

    They are the only ones you can sign at this time of Anyone with pedigree is on a roster and can’t be signed.

  • steeltown

    Is LB Brandon Hicks playing for anyone? He was looking good last preseason and I believe Butler was impressed with him in minicamps.. and what about Ivy? He was on his way to making the 53man roster last year before blowing out his hamstring late and being waived. He could definitely battle A.Robinson and Carter and can also play inside as well

    I’m just looking for some new faces at the LB position, Carter and Sly have failed to impress and failed to stay healthy, I really think Brian Rolle has a shot to make the Team as a backup, especially if Foote and/or B.Johnson is not brought back, plus Sly has shown he cant stay healthy

  • Maurice_hill_district

    Who cares that most our draftpicks have become nothing in NFL, we got ourselves another friggng KICKER.

  • NW86

    Good question about Ivy. He seemed to be a hard worker, and I did think he had a good shot at making the roster until he got hurt last year. He should be worth a shot in training camp at least.