Steelers Sign 11 Players To Reserve/Future Contracts

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed 11 players to Reserve/Future contracts on Monday.

The list of 11 players includes eight players who ended the season on the Steelers practice squad. Those eight players are running back Brandon Brown-Dukes, cornerback Brandon Dixon, tackle Matt Feiler, safety Jacob Hagen, cornerback Mike Hilton, running back Gus Johnson, tackle Keavon Milton, and wide receiver Marcus Tucker.

Running back Dreamius Smith, who ended the season on the Steelers practice squad injured list, was also re-signed as was running back Karlos Williams, who ended the season on the suspended list.

Williams, by the way, is listed Monday as having his suspension lifted by Commissioner Roger Goodell.

The 11th player signed was wide receiver Dez Stewart, who played his college football at Ohio Dominican University. Stewart recorded 195 career receptions for 3,193 yards with 25 receiving touchdowns in 40 career games from 2011-2015. The 6-foot-2, 200 pounder also added 18 career rushing attempts for 184 yards with one rushing touchdowns.

Stewart entered the league in 2016 as undrafted free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and has since spent time with the Washington Redskins and most recently the Green Bay Packers.

  • CP72

    Big chance here Karlos….don’t screw it up.

  • T R

    interesting.. can Karlos Wlliams stay outta trouble and stick..

  • Ed Smith

    Interesting situation. He clearly has demonstrated the talent to be a contributor at RB (in Buffalo). Does the FO/coaches believe he can stick such that we don’t have to use a draft pick on RB this year?

  • TrappenWeisseGuy ;

    I’m somewhat stunned that he’s been given another chance. They sure could have used him yesterday as he’s really good at punching it into the end zone.

  • Matt Manzo

    Hell to the yes! Glad KW is back! Does “suspension lifted” mean he didn’t get in trouble?
    I’m puttin him back on my Madden roster!

  • LucasY59

    no Shaq Riddick huh? thought he would carry over just because of lack of OLBs, even if they Draft a couple and James comes back

  • LucasY59

    not bringing back Cashaud Lyons is telling as well, but since Maxey got called up instead of him I guess he saw that it was time to move on

  • LucasY59

    One final thought…

    was hoping they would sign a few of the guys they brought in for workouts just before the end of the season, like Alejandro’s Brother Inaki (as a blocking TE / ST guy) and the OG that looked really Strong

  • LucasY59

    They could still use a Draft pick (not counting on Karlos since he messed up AGAIN after getting the 2nd chance with the Steelers, wouldnt be bad to have KW as the #3 RB)

  • blackandgoldBullion

    He better or his brother might kill him.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    highly doubt we draft a rb as of now. looks like bell will be tagged dwill will resign for another year and karlos will fight with toussaint.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    lyons was hurt.

  • steeltown

    Still could happen

  • LucasY59

    hope so

  • AndyR34

    All I can say is WOW!!!

  • pittsburghjoe

    There is the #2 RB. If, big if, he can stay out of trouble.

  • pittsburghjoe

    I think KW has a much higher ceiling than FT. Lets just hope the floor does not fall out from under him.

  • Milliken Steeler

    If Ksrlos gets his head straight, look out. The guy has talent and runs like Vdub hits. He would be a great add.

  • Rocksolid20

    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha , and so on .

  • Craig M

    How many back up/ futures coaches did they sign?

  • TrappenWeisseGuy ;

    He has to know he’s used up about 8 of his 9 lives. Might be his last chance to be a pro.

  • Frank Nitti

    just Ike Taylor…

  • The Truth

    So two more slot WRs.

  • John Pennington

    Hope the steelers give the young dbs a fair chance to unseat Gay and Cockrell. Gay is getting up there and Cockrell tackling is just bad can do better at both spots,Still need help at safety and depth because Golden is not the answer plus the secondary has a long way to go after watching the game Sunday that back end needs to be addressed once and for all.The steelers wont win a Superbowl until they have a top rated secondary theres no way around it so get busy and do whats needed to get there damn peoples feelings who dont make the cut.A defensive back coach may be needed to get where the steelers need to go sorry Lake but just not working with you need a new face at the position

  • Joey

    I think it is like the “time already spent” sentence, where the person missed out on like 30 days and the judge states that has been enough time.

  • MP34

    How does a drug suspension get lifted? I thought KW failed again, while on previous suspension?

  • Matt Manzo

    I was hoping it was a mistake or something!