Pittsburgh Steelers continue to work on their squad with new additions. They have recently signed players who went undrafted in 2020. One of the players brought in is linebacker Jarvis Miller. He was signed on a one-year contract. The player worked out as scouts at UMass’ pro day watched last week. Punters can find New Hampshire betting sites offering markets they can bet on. It is an exciting time for teams as they look to strengthen their ranks.
Before signing his new deal, Miler had spent three years at Penn State. He had also spent one season at Massachusetts as a graduate transfer. While there, he managed 60 tackles, including 4 ½ for loss, a quarterback hurry, and one sack. His tackles ranked him fourth on the team.
Miller went back to UMass’ pro day last week and worked out as scouts from 16 NFL teams watched. He was listed as a senior at 6-foot -2 220 pounds.
In his three-year stint at Penn State, Miller featured in 33 games. In the games he played as the linebacker, he contributed 23 tackles and one sack. One of his notable performances was in 2018 in a game against Pitt. Miller recovered a fumbled punt snap that helped his team gain control of the match and won 51-6.
Miller had spent two seasons at safety but converted to linebacker after moving to Penn State. He went undrafted in 2020, and the Steelers will be his first shot with the pros.
The Steelers also brought in Mathew Sexton, increasing the number of players under contract to 68. Sexton was listed as 5-foot-9, 176 pounds. He had a four-year stint at Eastern Michigan, where he totaled 100 receptions for 1335 yards and 9 TDs. His team also used him to return kickoffs and punts. In this role, he returned one punt for a TD as a senior.
Sexton participated in Michigan State’s pro day last week and is reported to have run the 40-yard race in less than 4.4 seconds. Miller and Sexton are the second and third players the Steelers have brought in this offseason from 2020’s class. The Steelers’ General Manager, Kevin Colbert, signed Tyler Simmons after taking part in the Georgia pro day.
Sexton was a special teams player in his early college career. The cancellation of most pro days in 2020 has led to the availability of many players that are not under contract by an NFL team. Such players that would have participated last year were given an opportunity to return and showcase their skills. Sexton becomes the second receiver the Steelers have acquired this offseason.
Heading to the off-season, The Steelers did were not in an excellent position to bring in players. They lacked draft capital and cap space. As a result, their strategy is to go for affordable free agents. So far, they seem to be making the best of their limited resources. If they don’t navigate this properly, they will not be able to improve their roster to make it good enough to compete.