PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Steelers signed former Houston Texans cornerback Brice McCain to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday.
Financial terms of the deal have not been made public.
McCain, a sixth-round pick from Utah in 2009, is expected to play primarily as a slot defender and on special teams.
McCain started four games last season in Houston and had 32 tackles and an interception. He was cut after losing his starting job.
The Steelers recently re-negotiated a contract with Taylor, who will take a $4.25 million pay cut in 2014, and will bring back cornerbacks William Gay and Cortez Allen.
Even after signing McCain to supply depth, the Steelers are expected to target a cornerback early in the May 8-10 draft.
They played host Tuesday to two draft prospects, Mississippi wide receiver Donte Moncrief and Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk. Teams can host up to 30 such visits in advance of the draft.
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