With the 2021 NFL Draft now in the books, the Pittsburgh Steelers will quickly switch their attention to eligible prospects who went undrafted. Long before the seventh-round ended, the Steelers will have reached out to players they were interested in who were expected to be available and it should not take long for the first few signings to be made.
Undrafted players are allowed to sign with whoever they chose, with the more popular names likely to be given a signing bonus to encourage them to pick one team over another.
It is worth noting than none of these signings are official until confirmed by the team, with players sometimes changing their mind about a destination at the last minute when another team offers a higher signing bonus.
As rumors begin to emerge of players Pittsburgh is targeting, we will add them in this post, as well as any confirmed signings from the players own social media accounts.
News and rumors:
Former Michigan State CB Shakur Brown is signing with the #Steelers, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 1, 2021
Former Penn State safety Lamont Wade is signing with the #Steelers, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 1, 2021
Former Oklahoma State LB Calvin Bundage is signing with the #Steelers, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 1, 2021
This is cool. Steelers signing Sean Gilbert's nephew and Darrelle Revis' cousin, Mark Gilbert, who was a top cornerback prospect at Duke before multiple injuries hit. Aliquippa the hot bed continues! https://t.co/LcPjB7qMw4— Brian Batko (@BrianBatko) May 1, 2021
Franklin Mac McCain III, CB, North Carolina A&T signing w/ Pittsburgh Steelers. Just lost Mike Hilton to free agency, might have great chance to make team at nickel. Plus athlete w/ instincts & ball skills, playmaker. Full report: https://t.co/aqgXPENlgD #NFLDraft2021 #NFLDraft— Bex_R (@Bex_R86) May 1, 2021
Source: The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to sign Florida undrafted free agent safety Donovan Stiner.— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) May 2, 2021
A three-year starter for Florida who had 62 tackles last season.
FB: From The Rock to the LEAGUE! Former Slippery Rock QB and 2019 @NCAADII Harlon Hill Trophy winner Roland Rivers III has agreed to terms and accepted an invite to the upcoming Pittsburgh Steelers Rookie Minicamp. More info coming tonight. pic.twitter.com/xiSNpCuqf6— Rock Athletics (@Rock_Athletics) May 2, 2021
Franklin Mac McCain, CB, North Carolina A&T reportedly singing with the Denver Broncos. I'd previously quoted others saying Pittsburgh Steelers, removed the Tweet as it was still getting shared & didn't want incorrect info out there. Apologies for that. #NFLDraft #NFLDraft2021— Bex_R (@Bex_R86) May 2, 2021