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Four Former Steelers Enter USFL Draft Pool



Four former Pittsburgh Steelers are in the USFL draft pool, where they have a chance to be selected by the eight teams for the upcoming inaugural season.

The United States Football League is hosting a player selection meeting Feb. 22-23 where teams will look at the eligible players and decide who to sign for the season starting in April.

The former Steelers players in this draft pool are wide receiver Tyler Palka, offensive lineman Dwayne Wallace, defensive lineman Cavon Walker and defensive back RaVon Davis.

Wallace and Davis participated in the 2019 rookie minicamp for the Steelers, but neither signed a deal with the team. Walker signed with the Steelers in April 2020, but the team waived him that September before the season started and Palka received an invite to Steelers minicamp in 2018, but also didn’t end up making the team.

The Pittsburgh Maulers start their season April 16 in Birmingham, Ala. where the eight team league will play their “bubble” season. If the Maulers make the playoffs, they play at Hall of Fame stadium in Canton, Ohio, which could be a big home field playoff advantage if they make it that far.

Former Steelers running back coach from 2007-13, Kirby Wilson, is the head coach of the team. The team also recently released their uniforms, which match the ones they wore in the original USFL in the 1980s.


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