The Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly adding another wide receiver to their offseason roster who stood out at a college pro day. After signing Tyler Simmons at the Georgia pro day earlier this spring, the Steelers are reportedly adding former Eastern Michigan WR Matthew Sexton according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Former Eastern Michigan WR Mathew Sexton is signing with the #Steelers, source said, after blazing a low-4.3s 40 at Michigan State pro day last week. Undrafted in 2020, Sexton flashed return skills in The Spring League. #Bills, #Patriots worked him out too, but he’s headed to PIT pic.twitter.com/t3o0sRn6Hd— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 31, 2021
Sexton went undrafted in 2020 after having 508 receiving yards on 34 receptions and four touchdowns in 2019 at Eastern Michigan. In four-year College career, Sexton had 100 receptions for 1,135 yards at nine touchdowns. Sexton was a special teams player early in his college career as a kick returner and on coverage teams. He had 14 special teams tackles during his sophomore year and returned a punt for a touchdown his senior year in 2019. Sexton participated the Michigan State’s pro day according to Pelissero.
With the cancellation of the majority of pro days in 2020, players who are not currently under contract by an NFL team and would have participated last year have been allowed to return in order to showcase their skills. This is now the second wide receiver the Steelers have picked up as they picked up Tyler Simmons earlier in March.
Once again, this is Steelers adding a player who shows some potential to their offseason roster. The signing should be looked at much like a Reserve/Futures contract when signed in January. It would be a bit of a longshot for Sexton to make the Steelers roster for 2021, but could earn his way on the Steelers or another team’s practice squad with a strong preseason showing this fall.
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The Steelers make the signing of Sexton official, and also announce they have signed linebacker Jarvis Miller.
We have signed LB Jarvis Miller and WR Mathew Sexton. @BordasLaw https://t.co/uGvk5XpCgm— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) March 31, 2021
This from the Steelers official website:
Miller spent four years (2015-18) at Penn State before playing at the University of Massachusetts as a graduate student in 2019. He played in 12 games in 2019 at UMass, starting 11, and was fourth on the team with 60 tackles. He also had 4.5 tackles for a loss, one sack and a quarterback hurry.
While at Penn State he played in 33 games from 2016-18, after redshirting his freshman year. He finished with 23 tackles, two tackles for a loss, one sack, one pass defense and a fumble recovery. Miller, who wasn’t drafted in 2020, finished his college career with 83 tackles, 6.5 tackles for a loss and two sacks.
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