The Pittsburgh Steelers have been extremely active in the 2020 new league year. They were active in NFL Free Agency signing the likes of Stefen Wisniewski, Eric Ebron and Derek Watt, but they have also near the top of the league when it pertains to signing XFL players.
Thursday morning news broke the team added four new players to their roster, three of them being XFL alumni. This from ESPN’s Brooke Pryor:
The Steelers aren't waiting until the NFL Draft to add more depth to the roster. Team announced signings of four more:— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) April 16, 2020
DB Breon Borders, T Anthony Coyle, C John Keenoy and DB Arrion Springs.
Coyle, Keenoy and Springs are all XFL alums.
The Steelers made the moves official Thursday:
The Steelers brought in two defensive backs and two offensive linemen in this most recent transaction. Here is a quick rundown of the players added to the roster.
Defensive back Breon Borders comes to the Steelers with NFL experience in 2019. Borders spent 11 games with the Jacksonville Jaguars last season where he started one game. Borders totaled seven tackles and a fumble recovery in his time in Jacksonville. Sent back to the practice squad in early December, the Washington Redskins signed Borders for their final game of the 2019 season where he remained on their roster until he was cut in March. Undrafted in 2017 out of Duke, Borders spent time on the practice squad‘s of the Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills, and Houston Texans before landing on the Jaguars practice squad to finish up the 2018 season.
Tackle Anthony Coyle also had some time on an NFL practice squad in 2019 as he spent two weeks with the Atlanta Falcons in November 2019. Coyle played collegiately at Fordham and most recently was with the New York Guardians of the XFL.
Defensive back Arrion Springs played collegiately in Oregon before bouncing around numerous NFL practice squads until he ultimately landed in the XFL. Drafted by the Tampa Bay Vipers, Springs was traded to the Los Angeles Wildcats.
Center John Keenoy played four seasons at Western Michigan before landing with the Minnesota Vikings after the 2019 draft but did not make the roster. Keenoy played in the XFL for the Dallas Renegades.
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