Steelers reach agreement with sixth-round pick Williams
Vince Williams, a sixth-round draft pick who is expected to contribute from the start, on Monday became the second Steelers draft pick to reach contract terms.
Williams started 26 games his final two seasons at Florida State, where he made 13 tackles for loss and had three sacks.
Because the Steelers are thin at inside linebacker, the 6-foot-1, 250-pound Williams could find himself as a backup from the start of his career. Williams, who likely improved his draft status with a strong Senior Bowl, could be a candidate to succeed Larry Foote at inside linebacker.
Williams will get his first on-field work with the veteran players when the Steelers begin the first day of 10 organized team activity (OTA) sessions Tuesday at their South Side practice complex.
Last week, safety Shamarko Thomas, a fourth-rounder from Syracuse, became the first Steelers draft pick to reach terms.
— Alan Robinson
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