TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Undrafted Pitt players find new homes

ACC Videos

Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Pitt's Brandon Lindsey rushes past South Florida's Quinterrius Eatmon during the Big East conference opener at Heinz Field on Sept. 29, 2011.
Saturday, April 28, 2012, 8:56 p.m.
 

For the first time since 1999, Pitt had no players selected in the NFL Draft, but six former Panthers said Saturday night that they agreed to free-agent contracts.

Included among them is outside linebacker Brandon Lindsey, who is joining the Steelers. Lindsey, an Aliquippa graduate, said he fielded offers from the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers before choosing the Steelers.

“There's no place like home,” he said on his Twitter account.

Lindsey said watching the draft was no fun.

“I stopped watching after a while,” he said.

Others who found new homes include defensive lineman Chas Alecxih (Miami), linebacker Max Gruder (Atlanta), guard Lucas Nix of Thomas Jefferson (Oakland), linebacker Greg Williams (Houston) and cornerback Buddy Jackson (Indianapolis). Nix and Jackson also had offers from the Steelers.

Alecxih said he watched every minute of the draft.

“It was horrible — like the worst experience ever,” he said. “But things happen for a reason. I'm going to make the team.”

Jerry DiPaola is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at jdipaola@tribweb.com or 412-320-7997.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers cut linebacker Kion Wilson, sign cornerback Toler
  2. Five questions facing Steelers entering training camp
  3. Small plane goes down near Grove City
  4. Route 22 accident in Monroeville causes traffic jam
  5. Suspended Penn-Trafford teacher charged with stalking student
  6. 1 hurt in Mt. Lebanon fire on Bower Hill Road
  7. North Huntingdon woman charged with threatening to burn down officer’s house
  8. Pirates’ Melancon has been consistent since moving into closer’s role
  9. Real estate executive Hanna’s gifts target needy Western Pa. families
  10. LaBar: John Cena leaving WWE for Hollywood?
  11. Manor woman trains blood-tracking dogs with hopes of helping state hunters
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.