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Steelers add punter, kicker as free agents

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers agreed to terms with 10 rookie free agents once the draft concluded on Saturday.

For safety Dravon Askew-Henry joining the Steelers is an opportunity to play for his hometown team. Askew-Henry, who played at West Virginia, went to Aliquippa High School. He started in 51 games for West Virginia, finishing his career with 215 tackles and six interceptions.

The team added a few specialists, including punter Ian Berryman from Western Carolina and kicker Matthew Wright, who played at Central Florida. Berryman finished his college career as the school’s all-time leader with a 43.8 yard per punt average. Wright holds the record at Central Florida for most points in a career with 375 and field goals made with 55.

The team added guards Garrett Brumfield from LSU and Fred Johnson from Florida. Brumfield had a total of 22 career starts and was named second-team All-SEC in 2017. Johnson started all 13 games in 2018 and a total of 33 in his college career.

A pair of defensive linemen were signed — Jay Hayes from Georgia and Chris Nelson from Texas. Hayes played in 11 games in 2018 and finished with three stops. Nelson played in 45 career games with 29 starts.

Running back Travon McMillian from Colorado finished his senior season, his only year with the Buffaloes, rushing for 1,009 yards on 201 carries with seven touchdowns.

Cornerback Alexander Myers from Houston finished the 2018 season with 63 tackles, including 53 solo stops and one interception.

A player who brings versatility is Trevor Wood, a tight end/long snapper from Texas A&M. Wood played in 12 games in 2018.

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