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Steelers sign Cockrell to contract extension

Posted Jan 22, 2016

CB Ross Cockrell signed to a one-year contract extension; QB Dustin Vaughan signed to a Reserve/Future contract.

The Steelers have signed cornerback Ross Cockrell to a one-year contract extension, the team announced today. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Cockrell appeared in 15 games (7 starts) with the Steelers in 2015 and totaled career highs in tackles (43), interceptions (2) and pass breakups (11).


A Duke University product, Cockrell entered the NFL as a fourth-round (109th overall) draft selection of the Buffalo Bills in 2014 and appeared in seven games during his rookie year. He signed with Pittsburgh on September 5, 2015 after being released by Buffalo.


The Steelers also signed quarterback Dustin Vaughan to a Reserve/Future contract. Vaughan spent time on the Buffalo Bills’ practice squad during the 2015 season. He was also on the Dallas Cowboys’ active roster for the entire 2014 season, serving as the team’s third quarterback. Vaughan played collegiately at West Texas A&M.

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06/10/2016 Signed DT Javon Hargrave.