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Steelers Come to Terms with Second Round Pick OT Mike Adams

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Ed Bouchette tweeted Tuesday evening the Steelers signed OT Mike Adams to a contract, without citing any terms.

Adams, a highly touted but baggage-laden second round pick from Ohio State is the fourth Steelers draft pick to sign following 4th round pick Alameda Ta’amu, 5th round pick Chris Rainey and 7th round pick Toney Clemons.

Adams reportedly tested positive for marijuana at the NFL Scouting Combine in February, but a trip to Pittsburgh and a discussion with Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin put him back on their draft board.

Thought to be a first round talent, the Steelers scooped him up when he fell to the bottom third of the second round. He will likely compete for the back-up left tackle position, but the amount of injuries and general instability the Steelers have had in recent years suggests he may see the field frequently.

Fellow rookie offensive lineman, and mini camp roommate, OG David DeCastro, TE David Paulson, CB Terrence Frederick and OG Kelvin Beachum are the remaining draft picks who haven’t signed yet.

Source: Behind the Steel Curtain

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Steelers Come to Terms with UFA TE Leonard Pope

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The Steelers have inked a new backup tight end, as Ed Bouchette just tweeted that the team has inked free agent TE Leonard Pope.

Steeler fans may remember Pope from Super Bowl XLIII when he caught a one-yard TD pass against the Steelers as a member of the Arizona Cardinals.

Pope was a third round pick out of Georgia in 2006 by the Cardinals. He is a favorite of new Steelers OC Todd Haley, who coached him in Arizona, and also has played with the Chiefs since 2009.

The new Steelers TE is more of a blocking TE, and signing him means that the future for both backup TE’s David Johnson and Weslye Saunders are in doubt.

Johnson is a restricted free agent, but has not yet signed his tender offer from the team. Saunders is suspended for the first four games of the 2012 season for a violation of the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

Source: Steelers Gab

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