Steelers News & Transactions Steelers Sign Texas Safety P.J. Locke III Published 4 months ago on April 29, 2019 By Alan Saunders 3shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment EmailThe Steelers signed undrafted free agent safety P.J. Locke III on Monday, making 11 UDFA players to sign with the team since the close of the 2019 NFL Draft over the weekend. Locke, a 5-foot-11, 210-pound safety from the University of Texas, played in 47 games and made 31 starts for the Longhorns over the last four seasons. “God is good,” Locke said in a video on his Twitter account. “It’s been the longest three days of my life. I just want to thank the Steelers for welcoming me into this organization and believing in me.” The Beaumont, Texas native finished his senior season third on the team with 77 tackles and had 5.5 tackles for loss, one-half sack, two forced fumbles, three passes defended and an interception in Texas’ Sugar Bowl victory over Georgia. Locke was named an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection after his senior year. Mention Steelers Now and save $10! OH GOODNESS P.J. LOCKE III IS STEALING LUNCH MONEY pic.twitter.com/Bq0ggOHZR0 — Longhorn Network (@LonghornNetwork) September 9, 2018 The Steelers did not select a safety in the draft and picked just one defensive back: Michigan State cornerback Justin Layne in the third round. Aliquippa and West Virginia alum Dravon Askew-Henry was also signed as an undrafted safety. They’ll join Marcus Allen, Marcellis Branch, Jordan Dangerfield, Sean Davis, Terrell Edmunds and Jack Tocho on the Steelers’ roster in 2019. Davis and Edmunds are the returning starters while Dangerfield played in all 16 games and made one start. Allen played in two games after a hamstring injury limited him throughout the offseason. Branch and Tocho are new to the team. Branch was signed to a reserve/futures contract in January and is a Robert Morris alum. He spent training camp in 2018 with Atlanta. Tocho was signed from the roster of the Birmingham Iron after the AAF folded. This story has been updated. 3shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment Email Related Topics:featuredP.J. LockeP.J. Locke IIIPittsburgh SteelersPJ LockeSteelers Up Next Steelers Set Dates for Mini-Camp, OTAs Don't Miss Steelers Place Ryan Shazier on PUP List Alan Saunders Continue Reading Advertisement You may like James Washington Continues Strong Preseason Performance Injury Updates: Benny Snell, Anthony Chickillo Evaluated; Devin Bush Absence ‘Precaution’ From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers Overcome Sloppy, Delayed Start to Top Chiefs, 17-7 FINAL: Steelers 17, Kansas City Chiefs 7 Players, Coaches from around NFL Attend Darryl Drake’s Funeral Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Subscribe Latest Popular Videos Steelers2 hours ago James Washington Continues Strong Preseason Performance Analysis4 hours ago Steelers Preseason Week 2 Winners and Losers Steelers14 hours ago Injury Updates: Benny Snell, Anthony Chickillo Evaluated; Devin Bush Absence ‘Precaution’ Steelers5 days ago Steelers All 91: ILB Tegray Scales Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: OLB/FB Sutton Smith Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: S Dravon Askew-Henry Steelers14 hours ago From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers1 week ago From the Locker Room: Dobbs, Washington React to Win Over Tampa Steelers2 weeks ago Steelers Camp Minute: Expectations are High Heading into Season Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!