Sometimes all you need is a chance, and for four players who attended the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie minicamp over the weekend, that chance turned into a contract.
The Steelers have signed four players to their 90-man roster who were at minicamp strictly on a tryout basis. Here are the four players who are now officially under contract with the Steelers.
Brandon Brown-Dukes - RB/KR/PR
The 5-foot 8-inch 200-pound receiver is a rookie who played his college football at Mercyhurst.
Cameron Stingily - RB
Stingily spent time with the Steelers in the 2015 preseason, as a rookie out of Northern Illinois. The 6-foot 1-inch 235-pound running back will look to add depth behind DeAngelo Williams, Le'Veon Bell and Fitzgerald Toussaint.
Marcus Tucker - WR
The Northern Michigan receiver who stands at 5-feet 10-inches and 190-pounds is looking to make his mark with the Steelers as a wideout.
Donald Washington - CB
The 4-year veteran was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2009 NFL Draft, and stayed with Kansas City until he was released in 2011. He then played in the CFL from 2014 to 2015, leaving a strange absence from the game of football from 2012 to 2014.
To make room for these players the Steelers released running backs Christian Powell and Rajion Neal, wide receiver Tobais Palmer and cornerback Isaiah Frey.