The Pittsburgh Steelers have been forced to make a few tough decisions in the secondary.
They decided to re-sign Troy Polamalu, but parted ways with Ryan Clark, who signed with the Washington Redskins on Monday.
On Tuesday, the Steelers add a new member to the group, signing former Houston Texans’ cornerback Brice McCain.
The news was first reported by his agent.
— David Canter (@davidcanter) April 1, 2014
Ed Bouchette of The Pittsburgh Post Gazette has the details.
Steelers get McCain for vet minimum plus $65 K bonus. He will count $635,000 against their cap. That means he adds $215 K to cap as top-51
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) April 1, 2014
ESPN’s Scott Brown reported McCain was in Pittsburgh to visit the Steelers earlier in the day.
Former Texans CB Brice McCain is also visiting the Steelers today.
— Scott Brown (@ScottBrown_ESPN) April 1, 2014
McCain was originally drafted by the Texans with the 188th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2009 Draft.
Last season, the former Utah Ute had 32 tackles, seven passes defensed and an interception.