Steelers sign Pittsburgh native Drummond
By Scott Brown
Thursday, July 31, 2008
The Steelers signed return specialist Eddie Drummond and the Pittsburgh native practiced with the team this afternoon.
To make room on the roster for Drummond, the Steelers reached an injury settlement with offensive tackle Jason Capizzi.
Capizzi re-injured his left foot and will undergo surgery on it. The Pine-Richland High graduate battled a stress fracture in his left foot during the offseason and Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Capizzi's injury is related to that.
Capizzi is effectively a free agent though he is eligible to re-sign with the Steelers in six to eight weeks.
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Drummond returned kickoffs and punts for the Chiefs last season and averaged 21.2 yards per kick return and 6.9 yards per punt return.
The Penn State product excelled as a return man for the Lions from 2002-06, and the 28-year-old Drummond made the Pro Bowl in 2004 when he returned two kickoffs and two punts for touchdowns.
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