Colon on IR; Meredith signed

The Steelers added depth on the offensive line by signing offensive tackle, Jamon Meredith, the team announced today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Meredith (6-5, 304) spent the 2011 training camp with the New York Giants, who released him on Sept. 3. Meredith was originally drafted in the fifth round (162nd overall) in 2009 by the Green Bay Packers out of the University of South Carolina.

Meredith began his rookie season on the Packers' practice squad before being signed to the Buffalo Bills active roster on Sept. 22, 2009, where he started four games. In 2010, Meredith spent time with the Bills, Detroit Lions and New York Giants, playing in a total of five games.

To make room on the roster, the Steelers placed veteran offensive tackleWillie Colonon the Reserve/Injured List. Colon suffered a triceps injury in Week One at Baltimore.

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