The Pittsburgh Steelers officially signed 11 players to future/reserve contracts on Monday. The full list of players signed to futures deals includes:
- DE Caushaud Lyons
- DB Jacob Hagen
- OT Matt Feiler
- OT Keavon Milton
- WR Marcus Tucker
- RB Dreamius Smith
- DB Mike Hilton
- RB Brandon Brown-Dukes
- DB Brandon Dixon
- WR Dez Stewart
- RB Karlos Williams (NFLTR)
Future/reserve contracts are essentially an opportunity for players compete for a roster spot in offseason workouts and during training camp.
Stewart, 23, wound up going undrafted out of Ohio Dominican back in May but later signed on with the Buccaneers before being waived with an injury designation a few weeks later.
After clearing waivers, he reverted to the Buccaneers’ injured reserve but was cut loose back in June. He had a brief stint with the Redskins and later signed on to the Packers’ practice squad.
He has yet to appear in an NFL game.
During his four-year college career, Stewart totaled 196 receptions for 3,197 yards receiving (16.3 YPR) and 25 touchdowns. He also contributed 416 kick return yards and 171 punt return yards to go along with one return touchdown.