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The Pittsburgh Steelers Have Signed An XFL Star

A Pittsburgh Steelers helmet sitting on the field.

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 01: A detailed view of a Pittsburgh Steelers helmet before their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on September 1, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been relatively quiet this offseason, though that's generally the team's approach in free agency.

Pittsburgh's biggest addition so far as a two-year contract the team handed out to former Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron. Head coach Mike Tomlin has always been fond of Ebron, dating back to his time at North Carolina.

While that might be the biggest move the Steelers make this offseason, the team is filling other needs with lesser-known players. According to a report from Steelers insider Brooke Pryor, the team added another edge rusher on Wednesday.

Pryor reported the Steelers signed the XFL's sack leader to a one-year contract. Former Maryland standout Cavon Walker led the XFL with 4.5 sacks and nine quarterback hits in just four games.

Now he's a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Walker went undrafted during the 2018 NFL draft, but landed with the Chicago Bears for the preseason.

After spending time with the Kansas City Chiefs, Walker left the NFL altogether. He shined for the New York Guardians during his short stint in the XFL.

Now he has the opportunity to provide depth behind T.J. Watt, Bud Dupree and Chris Wormley, who the Steelers traded for earlier this offseason.