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Steelers sign veteran cornerback after rookie minicamp tryout

The Pittsburgh Steelers finished up the rookie minicamp this weekend which consisted of 22 players under contract with even more attending on a tryout basis. Of those numerous tryouts, two players had previous NFL experience. On Sunday, the Steelers announced they signed of the experienced players in cornerback Anthony Averett following his tryout at rookie minicamp.

A fourth-round draft pick in the 2018 NFL draft by the Baltimore Ravens out of Alabama, Averett played all four seasons of his rookie contract in Baltimore where he appeared in 44 games with 21 starts. In four seasons, Everett had 101 tackles, three interceptions, and 22 passes defensed. Signing with the Las Vegas Raiders for the 2022 season, Averett landed on the Reserve/Injured List (IR) following Week 1. Returning to the lineup in October, Averett played a total of seven games with six starts where he had 13 tackles and one pass defensed before landing back on IR at the end of November. Everett was in training camp for the San Francisco 49ers in 2023 but was placed on IR early in the process and was later released. Averett spent more than a month with the Detroit Lions on their practice squad but did not see any NFL game action.

Everett is added to a Steelers defensive backfield that has room for players to snag significant playing time for 2024. Averett joins a group of cornerbacks who have a combined total of 11 starts with the Steelers, all of which come from Joey Porter Jr. from the 2023 season. In fact, none of the Steelers current cornerbacks were with Pittsburgh prior to the 2023 season.

Stay tuned to Steel Curtain Network’s continued coverage of the Pittsburgh Steelers throughout the 2024 offseason as the team continues through Phase 2 of OTAs.


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