Steelers Tried Out Three RBs

According to Howard Balzer, the Pittsburgh Steelers brought in three free agent running backs for workouts this week, including Joel Bouagnon, Kenneth Farrow, and Ralph Webb.

Of this group, the Steelers signed Webb to their practice squad. 

Bouagnon, 23, wound up signing a three-year, $1.66 million contract with the Bears as an undrafted free agent out of Northern Illinois back in 2017. The Bears waived him with an injury designation during the and he later reverted to the team’s injured reserve list before he was eventually cut loose with an injury settlement.

The Packers signed Bouagnon to a futures contract with past January only to waive him coming out of the preseason. He signed with the Lions’ practice squad in October but was cut after a few days. 

During his college career, Bouagnon rushed for 2,912 yards on 600 carries (4.9 YPC) to go along with 44 receptions for 368 yards receiving and 34 total touchdowns over the course of four seasons and 43 games.

Farrow, 25, wound up signing a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of Houston back in 2016. He managed to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason last year, but was waived a few months ago.

The Patriots signed Farrow to a contract for their final preseason game but released him a few days later. Farrow has been on and off of the Patriots’ practice squad this season.

In 2016, Farrow appeared in 13 games and rushed for 192 yards on 60 carries (3.2 YPC) to go along with 13 receptions for 70 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

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