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UDFA QB Alex Tanney Leaves Steelers for Buffalo

Chuck Finder of CBS Sports reported Friday morning undrafted free agent QB Alex Tanney has left the Steelers, opting to go through rookie minicamp with the Buffalo Bills instead.

Finder wrote Tanney, a Monmouth product, went to Buffalo due to the fact the Steelers brought in Oregon QB Darron Thomas, and apparently, didn’t want to compete against him.

Thomas is in the athletic mold the Steelers seem to like in their project back-up quarterbacks. Another Oregon product, Dennis Dixon, served as the Steelers back-up until he became a free agent in 2012.

Dixon has not yet signed anywhere else, and has previously made mention of wanting to go somewhere he could compete for a starting job either now or in the future.

The Steelers also signed former Ravens quarterback Troy Smith to a futures contract this off-season. Both of whom can claim their mobility and athleticism as their biggest strengths.

Adding Thomas in the fold, Tanney must not have seen the Steelers as the best option for him to catch on to either the practice squad or the 53-man roster.

Looks like we won't see the "Trick Shot QB" in black and gold after all.




Source: Behind the Steel Curtain


Alex Tanney now a Steeler

Monmouth QB Alex Tanney - the Trickshot QB - also holds the NCAA record for career touchdown passes, and the Div III record for passing yards. He has reportedly signed with the Steelers. Other reports indicate that he's coming to minicamp without a contract.



Source: Behind the Steel Curtain

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Report: Mike Tomlin Checking Out Todd Haley & Alex Van Pelt

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Jason La Canfora is reporting tonight via Twitter that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has made inquiries into former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley and former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt, presumably for the open offensive coordinator position with the Steelers. Both Haley and Van Pelt have links back to the Steelers organization as Haley is the son of Dick Haley, the Steelers former Director of Player Personnel and Van Pelt, a star college quarterback at the University of Pittsburgh, was drafted by the Steelers in the 8th round of the 1993 draft.

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