Oklahoma City, Okla.
(AP) A former Pittsburgh Steelers star who was released by the team after four years and $21 million in salary said he will sign a contract with Oklahoma City’s football team, The Associated Press reported Saturday.
Former Steelers running back James Conner is expected to sign with the Oklahoma City Roughnecks as a free agent.
Conner was signed by the Steelers in 2009 as a UDFA, but the team waived him when the franchise restructured in April and waived him again in June.
The Roughneck roster has 11 players signed with contracts worth $5 million or more.
Oklahoma City signed cornerback Rashad Jones to a contract worth $7.25 million, linebacker De’Vante Harris to a $6 million deal, wide receiver Jordan Jones to $7 million, defensive tackle Justin Tuck to a two-year contract worth a total of $6.5 million, offensive lineman Tyrique Jackson to a one-year deal worth $3 million, safety Matt DeMott to a four-year, $24.8 million contract, linebacker Brandon Taylor to a five-year $48 million deal and safety Ryan Davis to a three-year one-day contract worth an estimated $15.4 million.