Steelers sign 13 rookie free agents, including Pitt’s Henderson

The Steelers signed 13 rookie free agents immediately following the completion of the 2018 NFL Draft, including defensive tackle Parker Cothren from Penn State and receiver/return specialist Quadree Henderson of Pitt.

The moves came after the team selected seven players in the draft:

Cothren, 6-5, 295, started all 13 games for the Nittany Lions in 2017, earning honorable-mention all-Big Ten honors when he had 27 tackles and and 1.5 sacks.

Henderson, 5-9, 190, had 897 career rushing yards and 45 receptions for 473 yards. He made an even bigger impact as a return man, averaging 26.6 yards per kick return and 13.4 on punts while scoring seven career touchdowns.

Also signed were Jarvion Franklin, RB, Western Michigan; Greg Gilmore, DE, LSU; Trey Johnson, CB, Villanova; Pharoah McKever, TE, North Carolina State; Patrick Morris, C, TCU; Ikenna Nwokeji, OL, Elon; Olasunkanmi Adeniyi, LB, Toledo; Chris Schleuger, G, UAB; Jamar Summers, CB, Connecticut; Matthew Thomas, LB, Florida State and Kendall Vickers, DE, Tennessee.

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