Monday, July 07, 2008
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08189/895350-66.stm
The Steelers reached agreement today on three-year contracts with two of their 2008 draft picks.
Fourth-round selection Tony Hill, a 6-foot-5, 309-pound left tackle for the Texas Longhorns reached agreement with the team, sources said today. The deal includes a signing bonus of $304,500.
Fifth-round pick Dennis Dixon, a quarterback out of Oregon, also came to terms on a deal that includes a $130,000 signing bonus.
Dixon, the Pac-10 Conference's offensive player of the year, missed his final three college games with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The Steelers have said they expect Dixon to be recovered from his injury in time for training camp.
More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
First published on July 7, 2008 at 12:31 pm