Steelers Sign Clark, Randle El and Scott



The Steelers made three roster moves on Tuesday, re-signing free agent safety Ryan Clark to a four-year deal while signing a familiar face in free agent wide receiver Antwaan Randle El to a three-year contract. Additionally, the team signed free agent offensive tackle Jonathan Scott to a one-year deal. Financial terms of the contracts were not released.

Clark (5-11, 205) was signed by the Steelers prior to the 2006 season and has been the starting free safety the past four years. Clark was second on the team with 110 tackles in 2009 and had a team-high (tied) three interceptions while starting 15 games. He has started 47 of 48 games he has played in for the Steelers and has five interceptions in his four seasons in Pittsburgh.

Clark was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the New York Giants in 2002 and spent two seasons with the Giants before playing two years with the Washington Redskins (2004-05).

Randle El (5-10, 185) was originally drafted by the Steelers in the second round (62nd overall) in the 2002 NFL Draft and spent four seasons in Pittsburgh. He played in 64 career games with Pittsburgh from 2002-05 and made 23 starts. Randle El caught 159 passes for 1,985 yards (12.5 avg.) with seven touchdowns receiving in his first stint with the Steelers and he also tossed a 43-yard touchdown pass to WR Hines Ward to clinch the Super Bowl XL victory for Pittsburgh.

Randle El was signed by the Washington Redskins as a free agent in 2006 and was second on the team in 2009 with 50 receptions for 530 yards. He caught 186 passes for 2,202 yards with seven touchdowns in his four seasons with the Redskins. Randle El also was Washington's primary punt returner the past four years, posting 129 punt returns for 907 yards (7.0 avg.) with one touchdown.

Scott (6-6, 318) was originally drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Texas. He played two seasons with the Lions before spending the past two seasons (2008-09) with the Buffalo Bills, making seven starts in 2009 at both left and right tackle.

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