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Steelers sign Feeney to four-year deal

View photos of Steelers 2016 6th round draft pick, OLB Travis Feeney.

The Steelers inked another draft pick on Friday, signing sixth-round selection Travis Feeney to a four-year contract.

Feeney joined his fellow rookies on Friday for the first day of the team's rookie minicamp, and was happy with the way things started off.

"It went good," said Feeney. "Meetings were good. Catching on to the film. Defenses are really good. I played a 3-4 back in Washington. Different vocabulary but kind of similar defense. I definitely feel a little more comfortable. Whatever defense it is I am comfortable. Time and reps help you get more comfortable wherever you go."

Feeney, a linebacker from Washington, accounted for 247 tackles and 15.5 sacks during his college career. In 2015 he had eight sacks and 17.5 tackles for a loss, while earning All-Pac 12 second team honors.

Feeney is a player the Steelers feel will add depth at linebacker and on special teams, and someone linebackers coach Joey Porter is excited to get to work with during this week's rookie minicamp.

"He really strikes you when he puts a hit on you," said Porter. "I think he adds to our special team's depth and hopefully our pass rush. He is a good pickup for us and I'm happy to work with him."

Feeney is the third of the Steelers draft picks to sign, with seventh-round selections Demarcus Ayers and Tyler Matakevich signing on Thursday.

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