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Adams signed to a four-year deal

The Steelers signed seventh-round draft pick Keion Adams to a four-year contract.   

Adams, a linebacker out of Western Michigan Univeristy, is the second of the team's eight players from the 2017 NFL Draft to sign.

Adams finished his college career with 124 tackles, 70 of them solo stops, and added 32 tackles for a loss, 14.5 sacks, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

"He's another upside guy who has really developed over the last two years and he is athletic enough that he can stand on his feet and be that outside backer," said General Manager Kevin Colbert after the draft.

Adams, who made a pre-draft visit to the Steelers, knew from the minute he first walked in the doors what the Steelers were about.

"To end up with an organization like the Steelers is a blessing," said Adams. "It's crazy how things play out. There is a rich culture, a rich tradition. As soon as I walked into the building you could tell it was a family-oriented culture. The energy and the passion you have for football makes it a wonderful situation to be in. I am beyond excited. It's hard to put it into words."

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