The Pittsburgh Steelers are undergoing a roster-overhaul on the first Monday of the 2013 NFL season.
Not an ideal position to be in, but alas, it’s next man up as they say. The team has made an official announcement that running back Jonathan Dwyer and offensive lineman Fernando Velasco are joining the team, and they’ve also signed veteran kicker Shayne Graham.
The Steelers are the 14th different team that has signed Graham over the course of his career. By signing with the Steelers, that means that all four AFC North teams are now represented on that list. The Cincinnati Bengals originally drafted him, and he was cut and signed with the Ravens, then Browns at one point.
He now comes full-circle as he faces his original club next Monday night in primetime. What a riveting story-line.
He made 31-of-38 field goals for the Texans last season, but was cut by the Browns when they dropped to 53 players last month.
The team also placed center Maurkice Pouncey, linebacker Larry Foote and running back LaRod Stephens-Howling on season-ending injured reserve.