Steelers sign 5th round pick, RB Jaylen Samuels

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed rookie running back Jaylen Samuels to a four-year contract.

The team announced the deal Wednesday, less than two weeks after the AFC North champions selected Samuels in the fifth round. Samuels is the first of Pittsburgh’s seven 2018 draft picks to sign.

Samuels did a little bit of everything during his career at North Carolina State. He set a school record with 202 receptions and is second on the school’s all-time list with 47 touchdowns. Samuels filled a variety of roles for the Wolfpack, working out of the backfield as a running back and occasionally lining up at tight end and wide receiver.

The Steelers will welcome rookie and first-year players during a minicamp this weekend.

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