In an interview last August on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was asked if there were any off-the-radar players that had surprised him in the early stages of training camp. Colbert noted that there was undrafted free agent that had indeed caught his eye.
“Alan Baxter, an outside linebacker,” said Colbert on Movin’ The Chains. “He was a defensive end at Northern Illinois; he’s going to be an outside linebacker for us, No. 45, he’s flashed some. That’s one guy, he gets your interest a little bit.”
While Alan Baxter wasn’t able to make the Steelers 53 man roster out of camp last year, he did spend the first five weeks of the season their practice squad. Following his release from the Steelers, he was ultimately signed to the Indianapolis Colts practice squad and subsequently signed to Reserve/Futures contract after the 2013 season ended.
On Monday, the Colts announced that they are moving on from Baxter as the Northern Illinois was one of four players waived.
Baxter recorded nine tackles and two sacks last preseason for the Steelers. It is unknown if the black and gold have any interest in bringing him back as an OTA and camp body.