Steelers Sign Sixth-Round LS Colin Holba

The Pittsburgh Steelers will hold their annual rookie minicamp this coming weekend and ahead of that happening they continue to get more of their 2017 draft picks signed to contracts.

On Thursday, the Steelers announced the signing of their sixth-round selection, long snapper Colin Holba, who played his college football at Louisville.

Holba’s four-year contract is expected to total out at around $2,529,328 and include a signing bonus of roughly $129,328 according to Over the Cap.

Holba, who joined Louisville as a walk-on after a try-out in 2013, was ultimately awarded a scholarship in August of 2015 before serving the last two seasons as the starting long snapper. He reportedly appeared in 26 games and had over 250 plays without an errant snap.

The Steelers new long snapper will now attempt to unseat veteran Greg Warren at the position. Warren has been with the team since 2005 after beating out Mike Schneck for the job as an undrafted free agent.

Prior to signing Holba, the Steelers had already came to terms with two of their other eight 2017 draft picks and they were fifth-round selection, cornerback Brian Allen, and seventh-round selection, outside linebacker Keion Adams.

 

  • Sdale

    LACES OUT!!!!

  • Spencer Krick

    I was worried he’d hold out for Bosa money.

  • The Sun is Pro-Black

    Huzzah!!!

  • Mark

    No such thing as attempt to unseat. Greg is there to show him the ropes and say goodbye.

  • george

    Stairway to seven baby!!!!!!!

  • SteelPierogie

    Thank God!

  • Dshoff

    WAHOO!!! Yipee!!!! 🙂

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Holba Feit!

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    If I was the only long snapper drafted, I’d probably brag a little bit. 😏

  • John M.

    I’ll sleep better tonight….

  • Luke

    Thank god, I was expecting a lengthy camp holdout

  • Steel City Slim

    Woo hoo! We’re going to the Superbowl now baby!

  • Michael Mosgrove

    i really have a bad feeling about warren. i think he will retire.

  • Taylor Williams

    We’re instantly the best team in the NFL with this signing

  • Chris

    The long and short of it is that signing this guy was a snap. He’s gonna be a special player.

  • Gautama Om

    Correct me if I’m wrong besides replacing our old LS , doesn’t an athletic LS like him with a lot of length also helps coverage of punt return specialist or helps with making sure the ball does not bounce backwards (resulting in loss of yards) or enter the endzone…i mean i can see his elite speed and length for a LS helping with that at least another decade.

  • SoCal Steeler

    Lol!

  • Jaybird

    He does have tremendous length, but he is far from having elite speed. He ran a 5.19 40. There was a picture of him with incorrect combine numbers a day or two after he was drafted. The numbers were WAY off.