With the inaugural season of the Alliance of American Football coming to a premature end last week, the Pittsburgh Steelers have moved quickly to sign some of the more talented players from the league who are now available.
On Friday the team officially announced the signings of Jack Tocho and J.C. Hassenauer. As of Monday, it would appear that they have added former San Diego Fleet defensive back Kameron Kelly to the roster, if his latest social media posts are to be believed.
God’s bouta do somethin very special— Kameron Kelly (@kaetwicefrfr) April 8, 2019
black & yellow— Kameron Kelly (@kaetwicefrfr) April 8, 2019
blessings— Kameron Kelly (@kaetwicefrfr) April 8, 2019
beyond thankful for the @steelers organization & this opportunity
A move also seemingly confirmed by The Sporting News.
Kameron Kelly started the AAF as a WR for the Fleet.— Sporting News NFL (@sn_nfl) April 8, 2019
He moved to DB and had three interceptions in one game.
He's now apparently headed to the Steelers.
Full list of AAF players to sign with NFL teams: https://t.co/4AHqkSPYL1 pic.twitter.com/xOM5ZPD7qq
Kelly was one of the four players we highlighted on this site last week as one of the AAF players Pittsburgh should consider signing, and it would seem we were not the only ones who saw NFL caliber talent in this young defensive back.
Converted from safety to cornerback at San Diego State, Kelly joined the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2018, only to be released in the final round of cuts later in the year. Initially signed by the Fleet as a wide receiver, he would move back to defense when San Diego were hit by injuries to their cornerbacks.
As per Arif Hasan of The Athletic, the 6-foot-2 defender ranked fifth in the AAF in passer rating allowed among cornerbacks and led the league with four interceptions. He would also record 10 interceptions in 43 games for San Diego State.
Former Dallas Cowboys cornerback Kameron Kelly had three interceptions on Saturday, one returned for a touchdown. At 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, it wouldn’t surprise me if he earns a tryout from the #49ers. Like @eric_crocker said, he fits their mold.pic.twitter.com/9IR4errINe— Rob Lowder (@Rob_Lowder) March 10, 2019