The Steelers signed former Jaguars and Bengals defensive tackle Doug Costin, the team announced on Tuesday.
A Miami Ohio product, Costin joins the many MAC products on the Steelers. He was a two-time All-MAC selection with the Redhawks, racking up 17 sacks throughout his college career. Costin was an undrafted free agent in the 2020 NFL Draft class and signed with the Jaguars.
Costin spent two years with the Jaguars after making the team in 2020. In his rookie season, Costin racked up 32 tackles and 3 tackles for loss over 12 games, including 9 starts. He was waived by the Jaguars prior to the 2021 season but re-signed to their practice squad. Eventually, he was released by the Jaguars and joined the Bengals late in the 2022 season during their playoff run.
This spring, Costin suited up in the USFL for the Birmingham Stallions. He signed with them in late May, and in limited action posted 9 tackles with a half sack. The signing of Costin comes on the heels of a tryout for him on Monday, where the Steelers hosted five defensive tackles for a tryout.
As training camps inch closer, the Steelers tried out five players who played in the USFL this year:
* DT Doug Costin
* DE Freedom Akinmoladun
* DT Domenique Davis
* DT Dondrea Tillman
* DT Willie Yarbary
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Costin brings the Steelers to a 90-man roster. They had one roster spot open after Daniel Archibong was placed on the team’s reserved/retired list last week. Costin will now have an opportunity to push for a roster spot, and has done so in the past. At the least, it adds quality depth and competition on the squad.