Steelers Sign RB Stephen Houston

The Pittsburgh Steelers have filled one of their two open roster spots as it was announced on Wednesday that running back Stephen Houston has been signed.

Houston was originally signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Indiana back in May. The 6-foot, 225-pound running back finished his college career fourth on the school’s all-time list with 25 rushing touchdowns, sixth with 29 total touchdowns and ninth with 2,304 rushing yards. He also chipped in 658 receiving yards.

Houston spent his first two college seasons at Independence (Kans.) Community College before transferring to Indiana in 2011.

During the Patriots preseason opener, Houston played four snaps, but fumbled one of his three rushing attempts and finished with seven yards. The Patriots waived him on Sunday.