The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Monday that they have signed one of their sixth-round draft choices from the April NFL draft.
Linebacker Vince Williams, from Florida State, who was the draft’s 206th overall pick, signed a four-year deal. Williams (6-1; 250 lbs.) played in 50 games, including 26 as a starter, for the Seminoles and recorded 140 tackles, 13-and-a-half tackles-for-losses and three sacks.
He was an honorable mention All-ACC selection as a senior, and was named to the Senior Bowl.
The Steelers begin their third and final phase of offseason programs Tuesday with the first of ten days of Organized Team Activities (OTA’s), which will be spread out over three weeks and will lead into the team’s minicamp June 11 through June 13. Teresa Varley, of Steelers.com, says this is the first time this year that the majority of the team will be taking part in workouts together, with veterans and rookies all working out in 11-on-11, 9-on-9 and 7-on-7 drills, but with no “live contact” permitted.