PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed Dan Moore Jr. and Buddy Johnson for the fourth round, the team announced on Tuesday.
Johnson followed Moore from Texas A&M to Pittsburgh when the two Aggies followed each other as Steelers’ picks.
Moore will face Chuks Okorafor this off-season. He will join Okorafor, Zach Banner and Joe Haeg in the offensive room.
Johnson will work on Inside Linebacker but is expected to be a special teamer in his rookie year.
“The way we worked at A&M, you had to play on special teams as a starter. It’s so important,” said Johnson. “I look forward to playing special teams. It’s part of football. I love special teams. I love the defensive side of special teams.
“I’m looking forward to the challenge. I will go out there and compete. I am blessed to be in this situation. I will make sure the Steelers are proud of their draft pick and give it my all.”
The Steelers have now signed six of their nine picks. Najee Harris, Pat Freiermuth and Kendrick Green remain unsigned.
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