Rookie minicamp roster announced

Beginning on Friday almost 60 players will take part in the Steelers three-day rookie minicamp.

It will be the first chance for the coaches to see the team's seven draft picks in action, as well as the 13 rookie free agents signed after the draft.

The team can also invite any rookie who went undrafted and hasn't signed with a team to take part on a tryout basis. In addition, first-year players are also eligible to participate.

Some things to keep an eye on:

  • There will be some local college flavor on display as two players from the University of Pittsburgh, including Quadree Henderson, who was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent following the draft, will be taking part. Guard Brandon Hodges was invited to take part on a tryout basis.  
  • Other players with local college ties include Penn State safety Marcus Allen, one of the team's fifth round draft picks whose family is originally from the Pittsburgh area. Another Penn State product, offensive tackle Parker Cothren, and Toledo linebacker Olasunkanmi Adeniyi, both were signed as undrafted rookie free agents. Running back Dorian Brown, who played at Ohio University, is from Pittsburgh and attended Baldwin High School, will be taking part on a tryout basis. Youngstown State wide receiver Damoun Patterson will also be getting a tryout during minicamp.
  • There will be two quarterbacks participating, including third-round draft pick Mason Rudolph from Oklahoma State and Alek Torgersen, who played at Penn and it there on a tryout basis.  
  • Among the first-year players participating are Joseph Cheek, Parker Collins, Matt Galambos, Larson Graham, Lavon Hooks, Farrington Huguenin, Tevin Jones, Trey Griffey, Keith Kelsey, Darnell Leslie, Jake McGee, Casey Sayles, James Summers, Justin Thomas, and Marcus Tucker.

Below is the complete roster for rookie minicamp.

2-D Boynton, Malik CB 6-0 191 R Austin Peay
2-O Rudolph, Mason QB 6-5 235 R Oklahoma St.
3 Boit, Colin S 6-2 215 R Dartmouth
4 Cannon, Zykiesis S 6-0 180 R Louisville
5 Minter, Mike DB 6-0 174 R M. Tenn. St.
6 Taylor, Jeremy S 5-11 190 R NC A&T
8-O Torgersen, Alek QB 6-3 229 R Penn
8-D Lurry, Shawun CB 5-8 180 R N. Illinois
10-D Tarver, Cameron LB 6-3 248 R Cal., Pa.
10-O Henderson, Quadree WR 5-8 192 R Pittsburgh
13 Washington, James WR 5-11 213 R Oklahoma St.
14-O Jones, Tevin WR 6-2 225 1 Memphis
14-D Dunn, Wendell LB 6-3 209 R Wake Forest
15-O Griffey, Trey WR 6-3 192 1 Arizona
15-D Love, Courtney LB 6-2 242 R Kentucky
16 Tucker, Marcus WR 5-10 190 1 Northern Mich.
17 Niswander, Hunter P 6-5 209 R Northwestern
18 Thomas, Justin WR 5-11 185 1 Georgia Tech
27 Allen, Marcus S 6-2 215 R Penn St.
28 Brown, Dorian RB 5-11 196 R Ohio
29 Craft, Jarred RB 6-0 222 R Louisiana Tech
30 Summers, Jamar DB 6-0 190 R UCONN
34 Edmunds, Terrell S 6-1 217 R Virgina Tech
38-D Johnson, Trey DB 5-11 170 R Villanova
38-O Samuels, Jaylen RB 6-0 225 R NC State
39 Summers, James RB 6-3 210 1 East Carolina
40-O Franklin, Jarvion RB 6-0 239 R Western Mich.
40-D Galambos, Matt LB 6-1 239 1 Pittsburgh
41 Huguenin, Farrington LB 6-4 268 1 Kentucky
46-O Thompson, Brett TE 6-4 232 R Tenn.-Martin
46-D Thomas, Matthew LB 6-3 232 R Florida St.
49-O Scotland-Williamson, Christian TE 6-9 274 R Loughborough U.
49-D Leslie, Darnell LB 6-2 235 1 Monmouth
54 Hodges, Brandon G 6-4 315 R Pittsburgh
55 Kelsey, Keith LB 6-0 233 1 Louisville
57 Pougnet, Garrett LB 6-3 212 R Grand Valley St.
60 Collins, Parker C 6-3 295 1 Appalachian St.
61-O Graham, Larson OT 6-5 292 1 Duquense
61-D Cothren, Parker DT 6-4 304 R Penn St.
62-O Morris, Patrick C 6-3 300 R TCU
62-D Gilmore, Greg DT 6-4 308 R LSU
64-O Nwokeji, Ikenna OL 6-6 282 R Elon
64-D Vickers, Kendal DE 6-3 295 R Tennessee
69-D Frazier, Joshua DT 6-3 321 R Alabama
69-O Prince, R.J. T 6-6 311 R North Carolina
72 Cheek, Joseph OT 6-7 311 1 Texas A&M
74-O Schleuger, Chris G 6-4 305 R UAB
74-D Sayles, Casey DE 6-3 289 1 Ohio U.
76 Okorafor, Chukwuma OL 6-6 320 R Western Mich.
80 McGee, Jake TE 6-5 250 1 Flordia
82 Palka, Tyler WR 6-2 200 R Gannon
83 Patterson, Damoun WR 6-2 192 R Youngstown St.
87 McKever, Pharoah TE 6-6 248 R Florida International
92 Adeniyi. Olasunkanmi LB 6-1 248 R Toledo
95 Hooks, Lavon DE 6-3 312 1 Mississippi

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