Steelers add linebacker Wilson
By Alan Robinson
Published: Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, 8:24 p.m.
Linebacker Kion Wilson, who played five games for the Carolina Panthers during the 2011 season, signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers on Monday.
Wilson wasn't on an NFL roster this season. He originally signed with the Chargers in 2010 as an undrafted rookie free agent from South Florida. He forced a fumble on special teams during three games that season.
Wilson had 171 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions and 121⁄2 tackles for losses in two seasons at South Florida, where defensive coordinator Joe Tresey called him “the toughest player I have ever coached.”
The Steelers now have seven players signed to a reserve/future contract. Last week, they signed offensive linemen Joe Long and Justin Cheadle, wide receivers Derek Moye and Bert Reed and defensive backs Isaiah Green and Ross Ventrone.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
- Ex-Steeler WR Wallace: It was a ‘challenge’ for Haley to use me
- Steelers coach Tomlin fined $100K by NFL
- Steelers notebook: Cotchery says Tomlin turmoil not a distraction
- Steelers notebook: Team down to third option at key line positions
- Video shows new angle of sideline play involving Steelers coach Tomlin
- Offensive line injury bug continues to linger for Steelers
- Steelers’ Bell earns respect of his peers
- Deep trouble: Steelers have been susceptible to downfield passing game
- Steelers coach Tomlin denies sideline actions were intentional
- Steelers notebook: Bell knocked out of game, treated for possible concussion
- Tomlin expects NFL to discipline him for interfering with kickoff