While the signings have yet to be made official, it would appear that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be announcing some new additions to the roster on Monday. A trio of players selected from among the 19 names invited to take part in tryouts during rookie minicamp.
As per two of the player’s own social media accounts on Sunday, both Samford quarterback Delvin Hodges and Toledo outside linebacker Tuzar Skipper have signed contracts with the Steelers.
Officially signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers!!! Thankful for the opportunity! Thank you God!!— Devlin Hodges (@DevlinHodges10) May 13, 2019
TODAY MY DREAM HAS COME TRUE! ALL PRAISE TO THE MOST HIGH! I AM OFFICIALLY A PITTSBURGH STEELER!#BlacknYellow— The Tuzar Skipper (@TuzarSkipper) May 12, 2019
Former Oregon, New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Henry Mondeaux is also expected to be added after a successful tryout, according to Jacob Klinger of Penn Live.
Steelers signing tryout DT Henry Mondeaux, per source.— Jacob Klinger (@Jacob_Klinger_) May 12, 2019
Ending his career as the all-time leader in passing yards in the FCS with 14,584, breaking a record previously held by Steve McNair, Hodges also recorded 111 touchdown passes and completed 69.1-percent of his passes during four years at Stamford. His addition likely signals the end of Brogan Roback’s time in Pittsburgh.
This scouting report from Draft Diamonds pegged him as one of the hidden gems of the 2019 NFL Draft.
The signing of Skipper will add yet another MAC player to the roster and a teammate of third-round draft pick Diontae Johnson last season as the Steelers return to Toledo for talent once again. A transfer from Monroe Junior College in 2016, Skipper record 60 tackles, 11.5 for loss and 8.5 sacks in his final season with the Rockets.
A team captain with Oregon, Mondeaux was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Saints in 2018 and was waived during the final round of cuts ahead of the regular season. Re-signed to their practice squad towards the end of the year, he would join the Chiefs as a future signing after the season, but was let go the day before Kansas City began their rookie minicamp at the start of May.
A scouting report coming out of college by Draft Analyst suggests a player who could offer Pittsburgh some flexibility up front, but one who figures to have a tough task making the final roster. He finished his college career with 11 tackles, 17 for a loss 10 sacks and two fumble recoveries.