The @steelers waived RB Alvester Alexander & signed first-year RB Jawan Jamison (#44, Rutgers).
— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) August 1, 2014
Alexander, 23, originally signed on with the Bears as an undrafted free agent out of Wyoming back in 2012, but he was waived a few months later. Following his release, Alexander caught on with the Colts and Titans before eventually ending up in Pittsburgh.
At Wyoming, Alexander ran for 2,127 yards on 477 carries (4.5 YPC) and scored 27 touchdowns over the course of three years.
Jamison was selected in the seventh-round of last year’s NFL draft by the Redskins, but was unable to make the 53-man roster and ended up on the team’s practice squad. Washington placed him on waivers at the start of free agency.
At Rutgers, he ran for 1,972 yards on 486 carries (4.1 YPC) and scored 15 total touchdowns in just two years.