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Steelers sign two from rookie tryouts

Damoun Patterson and R.J. Prince went into Steelers rookie minicamp trying to make an impression.

They both left signing a contract.

Patterson and Prince were both invited to the three-day camp on a tryout basis, and it's been proven over the past few years that Coach Mike Tomlin truly gives each player an opportunity. These two being the latest.

Patterson, a wide receiver from Youngstown State, caught 32 passes for 555 yards and four touchdowns last season, and 20 passes for 484 yards and two touchdowns in 2016. He also played on special teams, with 17 tackles over two seasons. 

Prince, a guard who played at North Carolina, started 11 of the 12 games he played in last season. He started 12 games his junior year.

The team released tackle Ikenna Nwokeji, an undrafted rookie free agent from Elon.