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The Steelers sign an offensive tackle to a Reserve/Future contract

Aviante Collins has spent four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings organization.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to build their offseason roster as they announced on Tuesday they have signed offensive tackle Aviante Collins to a Reserve/Future contract.

Collins was undrafted out of TCU in 2017 and was signed by the Minnesota Vikings. Appearing in three games his rookie season, Collins missed the 2018 season with an elbow injury. Signed to the Vikings practice squad in 2019, Colin joined the active roster in November and started their Week 17 game, his only NFL start of his career. Collins was once again on the practice squad of the Vikings in 2020 and was elevated for one game in Week 11 against the Dallas Cowboys.

The Steelers only have one offensive tackle from their 53-man roster who is under contract for the 2021 NFL season. Chukwuma Okorafor still has another year on his rookie contract while Zach Banner, Jerald Hawkins, and Alejandro Villanueva are all set to become free agents in March.

As for players with Reserve/Future contracts with the Steelers, Collins joins four other tackles in Jarron Jones, Anthony Coyle, John Leglue, and Brandon Walton.

Of all the Steelers tackles currently under contract, Collins is the oldest at 27 years old, the same age as pending free agents Zach Banner and Jerald Hawkins.

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