Steelers Bolster Offseason Roster with Five Signings; Head Strength Coach Marcel Pastoro Departs After 23 Years

Steelers Bolster Offseason Roster with Five Signings; Head Strength Coach Marcel Pastoro Departs After 23 Years

The Pittsburgh Steelers continued to add to their offseason roster, announcing the signing of five players to reserves/future contracts on Tuesday.

Three signatures are cornerbacks. Each of the five spent at least part of last season on the Steelers’ practice squad: 4,444 4,444 • Outside linebacker David Perales was one of the undrafted rookie free agents signed shortly after the draft and spent most of the season on the practice squad . a team Perales had 22 ½ sacks in 33 FBS games at Fresno State.•

Cornerback Kalon Barnes spent Sept. 11 with the Steelers, one of six organizations he has been with since being drafted with the seventh overall pick in 2022 by the Carolina Panthers.

He dressed as a rookie for the Minnesota Vikings for two regular season games.• Cornerback Thomas Graham Jr. has 11 games (one start) in the NFL regular season since being a sixth-round pick of the Chicago Bears in 2021, but did not play in a game last season.

He was most recently on the Cleveland Browns practice squad.• Inside linebacker Tyler Murray made a great story in November when he said he left an Amazon warehouse when the Steelers called to offer a contract to their practice squad. Six days later, however, he underwent surgery.•

Cornerback Josiah Scott is a versatile four-year NFL veteran who was signed to the Steelers’ practice squad just before the start of the regular season. But Scott ended up on the practice squad’s injured list and played four offseason games with the Philadelphia Eagles.

He played in 39 games over the past four seasons for the Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars.Teams can have a maximum of 90 players during the offseason and the entire preseason. Steelers and head strength and conditioning coach Marcel Pastor have parted ways, according to Pastoro’s social media post.

The priest has been with the organization for 23 years. Previously, Pastor was an assistant from 2001 to 2021. His bio was no longer on the Steelers’ official website on Tuesday.

Steelers fans – especially those who attended Saint Vincent’s training camp – can credit Reverend for being the de facto quarterback who sometimes works with the players.”I have been incredibly talented for the past 23 years working for the greatest company, best owners, coaches and staff and I am ready for a change,” Pastori’s LinkedIn post reads..

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