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Old 06-12-2009, 03:39 PM   #1
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Default Three years for Summers FB - Lewis CB - Burnett CB

Steelers sign three draft picks
Friday, June 12, 2009
By BOB LABRIOLA
Steelers.com

The NFL calendar is made of up a number of different seasons. There’s the preseason, the regular season and the postseason, of course. There’s the offseason, which for the Steelers ended on Thursday, June 11 with the conclusion of the final OTA.

There’s also the time between the end of the offseason and the beginning of the preseason, and that has come to be known as the signing season. Between now and the opening of training camps is when most teams come to agreements with their draft picks, and the Steelers began their signing season by working out contracts with three of their draft picks – Keenan Lewis, Joe Burnett and Frank Summers.

Lewis, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound cornerback, was the second of the team’s two third-round picks. Burnett, a 5-9, 192-pound cornerback from Central Florida, and Frank Summers, the 5-9, 240-pound running back, were selected on consecutive picks by the Steelers in the fifth round of the 2009 draft.

Lewis, Burnett and Summers all signed three-year deals.

In a related move, the Steelers released veteran punter Dirk Johnson.

Johnson, 33, was entering his eighth NFL season and had punted for New Orleans, Philadelphia, Chicago and Arizona during a career in which he averaged 41.7 yards on 320 punts.

The signings of Lewis, Burnett and Summers were the first of the team’s nine draft picks. The Steelers open training camp on July 31 at Saint Vincent College.
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This is some good news now lets get the rest of them signed.
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Old 06-12-2009, 03:46 PM   #3
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Default Re: Three years for Summers FB - Lewis CB - Burnett CB

If the tank is a BUS, sept. cant come fast enough.
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If the tank is a BUS, sept. cant come fast enough.
I keep counting the days but they just drag by but hopefully we will get to see some football before long.
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good to see the steelers get some signings done... it's a start
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Hopefully it's just to add a camp body, but I'm a little concerned about the punter signing, especially in light of recent reports about Sep STILL not punting....
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TANK!!!!

Yeah, I hope we run a little I formation once in a while and do the sneaky inside FB hand off to this guy once in a while.

Good times.
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Oh man, don't say that. I couldn't take another season of last years punts.
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Oh man, don't say that. I couldn't take another season of last years punts.
Never mind - I misread it the first time around. They RELEASED Johnson as opposed to signing him. Reading (comprehension) is fundamental.
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Dirk was released today.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09163/976972-100.stm
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