Steelers Sign Four Players To Futures Deals

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Tuesday that they’ve signed four more players to a futures contracts for the 2018 season including DE Lavon Hooks, LB Keith Kelsey, WR Justin Thomas and WR Marcus Tucker.

The full list of futures signings now includes:

  1. CB Dashaun Phillips
  2. LB Farrington Huguenin
  3. S Jordan Dangerfield
  4. TE Jake McGee
  5. LB Matt Galambos
  6. DE Lavon Hooks
  7. LB Keith Kelsey
  8. WR Justin Thomas
  9. WR Marcus Tucker

Futures deals are essentially camp invites that will give players the opportunity to compete for roster spots during offseason workouts and training camp.

Thomas, 23, wound up signing a three-year, $1.66 million contract with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia Tech after playing quarterback during college. He was set to make base salaries of $465,000 and $555,000 over the first two years of the contract when the Saints cut him loose in July.

Thomas had a brief stint with the Rams before signing on with the Steelers toward the end of the preseason. He was on and off of the Steelers’ practice squad during the 2017 season.

During his four-year college career at Georgia Tech, Thomas threw for 4,748 yards while completing 48.7 percent of his passes to go along with 40 touchdowns and 18 interceptions over the course of 48 games. He also rushed for 2,409 yards and 22 touchdowns.

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