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The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed rookie running back Jaylen Samuels to a four-year contract.
The team announced the deal Wednesday Cam Fowler Jersey , 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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