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Roster Recap: Things keep on changing

Posted Feb 9, 2016

The Steelers' roster continues to change as the offseason progresses.

The Steelers continue to update their offseason roster, with six more players being signed over the past week. Take a minute and catch up on the latest, as well as the signings that have already taken place.

The most recent additions are:

Wide receiver Issac Blakeney: Blakeney, who played at Duke, was originally signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2015. Blakeney was waived before the start of the regular season, and was signed to the Washington Redskins practice squad, but was injured and eventually released. 

Cornerback Montell Garner: Garner signed with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2015. Garner was released before the start of the season.

Guard Cole Manhart: Manhart originally signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Nebraska-Kearney last May. He was released by the Eagles, spent time with the New Orleans Saints during training camp, but was released prior to the start of the 2015 season. He was on the Oakland Raiders' practice squad at the end of the 2015 season.

Wide receiver Levi Norwood: Norwood originally signed with the Chicago Bears as a rookie free agent in 2015, but was waived before the season started and was out of football all season. Norwood was a return specialist at Baylor where he earned All-Big 12 honorable mention two straight seasons (2013-14).

Wide receiver Tobais Palmer: Palmer has bounced around since first signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013. He spent time on the Jaguars and San Diego Chargers practice squad. He was also with the New Orleans Saints and Buffalo Bills, but released by the Bills before the start of the 2015 season.

Cornerback Al-hajj Shabazz: Shabazz signed with the Indianapolis Colts as a rookie free agent in 2015, but was released before he went to training camp. Shabazz signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in July, 2015, but was released before the season started.

Since the season ended the Steelers have added 21 players to the roster, and signed three players to one-year contract extensions, including cornerback Ross Cockrell, guard/center Chris Hubbard and fullback Roosevelt Nix.

Here is a rundown of who the Steelers previously signed:

Safety Jordan Dangerfield: Was on the Steelers practice squad in 2015.

Offensive tackle Matt Feiler: Was on the Steelers practice squad in 2015.

Center/guard B.J. Finney: Was on the Steelers practice squad in 2015.

Defensive back Isaiah Frey: Was on the Steelers practice squad in 2015.

Tight end Xavier Grimble: Was on the Steelers practice squad in 2015.

Free safety Jacob Hagen: Spent time on St. Louis Rams practice squad in 2015, but was later released from it.

Kicker Ty Long: Signed with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent, but was waived before the season started.

Defensive end Caushaud Lyons: Was on the Steelers practice squad in 2015.

Offensive tackle Brian Mihalik: Drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round last year. Was released from the Eagles practice squad on Sept. 16.   

Running back Rajion Neal: Was on the Steelers practice squad in 2015.

Receiver Shakim Phillips: Was on the Steelers practice squad in 2015.

Running back Daryl Richardson: Drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round in 2012. Rushed for 690 yards and added 284 receiving yards in two seasons. Waived by the Rams in May, 2014. Claimed off waivers by the New York Jets and made their practice squad. Spent time on the Houston Texans practice squad and the Cleveland Browns roster in 2015.

Running back Abou Toure: Was on the Steelers practice squad in 2015.

Quarterback Dustin Vaughan: Signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2015. Made the roster as the third quarterback. Was released by the Cowboys before the 2015 season. Spent a portion of the 2015 season on the Buffalo Bills practice squad.  

Safety Ray Vinopal: Played at the University of Pittsburgh and was released by the Dallas Cowboys prior to 2015 season.