June 19, 2024

Pittsburgh — The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed five additional players to reserve/future contracts as they prepare to finalize their roster for next season. This is in addition to the 17 players the organization already signed this summer.

The team announced the signing of outside linebacker David Perales, linebacker Tyler Murray, cornerback Josiah Scott, defensive back Kalon Barnes, and defensive back Thomas Graham.

Perales, Murray, Scott, and Barnes all spent time on the Steelers’ practice squad at various points throughout the season. Scott eventually joined with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he played four games. He previously spent the 2021 and 2022 seasons with Philadelphia, appearing in 29 games and making four starts.

Perales spent the summer with the Steelers before joining their inaugural practice squad. He was released many times throughout the season, but returned to Pittsburgh in time for their playoff game against the Buffalo Bills.

Murray earned a brief stint on the Steelers’ practice squad in November. In 2022, he started 13 games and had 67 tackles, six tackles for loss, two interceptions, three quarterback hurries, and two passes deflected.

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Graham was selected by the Chicago Bears in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL draft. He played four games for the Bears, amassing 13 tackles and four passes defensed.

Barnes joined the Steelers’ practice squad right before Week 2 and has spent a little time in Pittsburgh this season. The Carolina Panthers selected him in the seventh round of the 2022 NFL Draft after he finished his career at Baylor with three interceptions, 14 passes defensed, two and a half tackles for a loss, and a forced fumble.

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