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Steelers sign offensive guard Cole Manhart to reserve/future contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers have added a versatile offensive lineman to their 2016 roster by signing guard Cole Manhart to a reserve/future contract.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers added some offensive line depth to their roster Tuesday by signing Cole Manhart to a reserve/future contract.

Manhart is a Division II talent who played left tackle while attending Nebraska-Kearney from 2012-2014, but when transitioning to the NFL has played guard more than tackle.

Manhart has bounced around the league, and is entering just his second year in the NFL. Manhart was signed as a priority free agent by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015, but spent the majority of training camp with the New Orleans Saints. He was eventually released and finished the season in the Oakland Raiders system.

Manhart's versatility and size, 6-feet 4-inches and 298-pounds, is an attractive option for the team since they have Kelvin Beachum and Ramon Foster set to hit free agency when the new league year starts in early March.