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Steelers officially sign 9 players to 2017 Undrafted Rookie Free Agent contracts

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed 9 UDFAs to contracts. See who they are, and what positions they play.

NCAA Football: Duke at Pittsburgh Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

With the 2017 NFL Draft done and over with, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and all other NFL teams, begin to fill out their roster with Undrafted Rookie Free Agents (UDFA). Rumors start immediately after the last pick of the 7th round is announced, but the Steelers are one of the few teams who release their UDFA list within hours after the draft has come to completion.

Take a look at the 9 players who found an NFL home after the draft:

Nelson Adams, DT 6-3 287, Mississippi State

Christian Brown, DT 6-3 295, West Virginia

Ethan Cooper, OG 6-2 322, Indiana-Pennsylvania

Francis Kallon, DE 6-5 295, Georgia Tech

Keith Kelsey, LB 6-0 233, Louisville

Scott Orndoff, TE 6-4 253, Pittsburgh

Nick Schuessler, QB 6-3 196, Clemson

Rushel Shell, RB 5-9 227, West Virginia

Terrish Webb, DB 5-10 190, Pittsburgh

These player face a difficult future, as they have to prove their worth over veterans and drafted players. As you may, or may not, know, teams aren’t quick to release players who they spent a draft pick on, but these UDFA certainly will have their work cut out for them as rookie minicamp gets underway in a few weeks.

The Steelers will be trimming their roster in the coming days, so stay tuned to BTSC for the latest surrounding the black and gold as they press on towards the 2017 regular season.