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Steelers Sign Two, Including Char Valley, Duquesne Alum Christian Kuntz



UNITY TWP., Pa. — The Steelers made four transactions on the final day of training camp, adding depth at tight end and long snapper just before departing St. Vincent College.

Joining the team for its final practice near Latrobe were tight end Micky Crum and linebacker/long snapper Christian Kuntz.

Kuntz, a Chartiers Valley and Duquesne alum, had been with the Denver Broncos this spring before being waived on June 14. He spent with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2018 and the New England Patriots in 2017.

A 6-foot-1, 227 pound linebacker, Kuntz was the first Duquesne player to be selected as a three-time All-American. He was the 2016 NEC Defensive Player of the Year and a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award for FCS Defensive Player of the Year. He holds the NEC career sacks record with 30.5. He added long snapping to his repertoire as a professional.

Crum is a rookie out of Louisville that originally tried out with the San Francisco 49ers during rookie minicamp as an undrafted free agent this spring. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound tight end caught 22 passes for 224 yards as a senior, setting career highs in both categories.

Crum will wear No. 46. Kuntz worked exclusively at outside linebacker in his first practice and will wear No. 99. To make room on the 91-man roster, the Steelers cut linebacker J.T. Jones and cornerback Jermaine Ponder.

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