6th-rounder Isaiah Buggs becomes 1st Steelers draft pick to sign
The first of nine players the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted last month is under contract.
Defensive tackle Isaiah Buggs agreed to a standard four-year rookie contract, the team announced Tuesday afternoon. The 6-3, 295-pound Buggs led national runner-up Alabama in sacks last season with 9½.
The 192nd overall pick taken with the second of the Steelers’ three sixth-round choices, Buggs was recruited to the Crimson Tide out of junior college in part by Steelers defensive line coach Karl Dunbar, who previously held the same job at Alabama.
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Though terms were not disclosed, rookie contracts are virtually predetermined via a slotting system.
Steelers rookie minicamp is this weekend at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. Players do not need to be signed to participate.
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