The Pittsburgh Steelers are continuing to add to their 2021 offseason roster. After the addition of nine draft picks in the 2021 NFL draft as well as eight undrafted free agents, it was reported shortly before the conclusion of the draft the Steelers were signing 2020 undrafted cornerback DeMarkus Acy. This per NFL Draft Diamonds:
Breaking: I am learning that former Missouri cornerback DeMarcus Acy is signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers #Steelers pic.twitter.com/6N8nKie4Sc— NFL Draft Diamonds (@DraftDiamonds) May 1, 2021
With the flurry of teams grabbing undrafted free agents from 2021, the signing of Acy had yet to be confirmed. But according to his own Twitter account, Acy is now under contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Thank you @steelers! Time to get to work pic.twitter.com/l8HaqWPDDv— D.Acy™ (@DeMarkusAcy2) May 3, 2021
After going on drafted in the 2020 NFL draft, DeMarkus Acy signed with the San Francisco 49ers. Unfortunately Acy did not make the squad as he was released in mid August. Acy did spend time on the practice squads of both the Seattle Seahawks and the Washington Football Team. Originally signing a Reserve/Future contract in Washington, Acy was released prior to the 2021 NFL draft.
While at Missouri, Acy started in 36 of the 47 games in which he appeared where he registered three interceptions, 23 passes defensed, at 99 tackles.
With the addition of Acy, the Steelers are currently with 93 players on the roster. Since their undrafted free agents and draft picks are not officially under contract yet, the Steelers are not in violation of any NFL rules. The Steelers will need to release at least three players before signing all of their players acquired over the weekend of the 2021 NFL draft.
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