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.

NONAMEPOSHTWTEXPCOLLEGE
2-DBoynton, MalikCB6-0191RAustin Peay
2-ORudolph, MasonQB6-5235ROklahoma St.
3Boit, ColinS6-2215RDartmouth
4Cannon, ZykiesisS6-0180RLouisville
5Minter, MikeDB6-0174RM. Tenn. St.
6Taylor, JeremyS5-11190RNC A&T
8-OTorgersen, AlekQB6-3229RPenn
8-DLurry, ShawunCB5-8180RN. Illinois
10-DTarver, CameronLB6-3248RCal., Pa.
10-OHenderson, QuadreeWR5-8192RPittsburgh
13Washington, JamesWR5-11213ROklahoma St.
14-OJones, TevinWR6-22251Memphis
14-DDunn, WendellLB6-3209RWake Forest
15-OGriffey, TreyWR6-31921Arizona
15-DLove, CourtneyLB6-2242RKentucky
16Tucker, MarcusWR5-101901Northern Mich.
17Niswander, HunterP6-5209RNorthwestern
18Thomas, JustinWR5-111851Georgia Tech
27Allen, MarcusS6-2215RPenn St.
28Brown, DorianRB5-11196ROhio
29Craft, JarredRB6-0222RLouisiana Tech
30Summers, JamarDB6-0190RUCONN
34Edmunds, TerrellS6-1217RVirgina Tech
38-DJohnson, TreyDB5-11170RVillanova
38-OSamuels, JaylenRB6-0225RNC State
39Summers, JamesRB6-32101East Carolina
40-OFranklin, JarvionRB6-0239RWestern Mich.
40-DGalambos, MattLB6-12391Pittsburgh
41Huguenin, FarringtonLB6-42681Kentucky
46-OThompson, BrettTE6-4232RTenn.-Martin
46-DThomas, MatthewLB6-3232RFlorida St.
49-OScotland-Williamson, ChristianTE6-9274RLoughborough U.
49-DLeslie, DarnellLB6-22351Monmouth
54Hodges, BrandonG6-4315RPittsburgh
55Kelsey, KeithLB6-02331Louisville
57Pougnet, GarrettLB6-3212RGrand Valley St.
60Collins, ParkerC6-32951Appalachian St.
61-OGraham, LarsonOT6-52921Duquense
61-DCothren, ParkerDT6-4304RPenn St.
62-OMorris, PatrickC6-3300RTCU
62-DGilmore, GregDT6-4308RLSU
64-ONwokeji, IkennaOL6-6282RElon
64-DVickers, KendalDE6-3295RTennessee
69-DFrazier, JoshuaDT6-3321RAlabama
69-OPrince, R.J.T6-6311RNorth Carolina
72Cheek, JosephOT6-73111Texas A&M
74-OSchleuger, ChrisG6-4305RUAB
74-DSayles, CaseyDE6-32891Ohio U.
76Okorafor, ChukwumaOL6-6320RWestern Mich.
80McGee, JakeTE6-52501Flordia
82Palka, TylerWR6-2200RGannon
83Patterson, DamounWR6-2192RYoungstown St.
87McKever, PharoahTE6-6248RFlorida International
92Adeniyi. OlasunkanmiLB6-1248RToledo
95Hooks, LavonDE6-33121Mississippi

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