Steelers to sign local linebacker after tryout

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers plan to sign inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski after hosting him on a tryout during the club’s mandatory minicamp at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex last week, according to a report by Colin Dunlap of 93.7 The Fan.

Kwiatkoski was one of two players invited to the camp on a tryout, along with former Carolina Panthers linebacker Jermaine Carter. The team cleared a spot on the 90-man roster on Friday by releasing safety Scott Nelson.

Before his pro career, Kwiatkoski played 48 games and made 37 starts over five seasons for West Virginia from 2011-15. He is the second WVU and WPIAL alum at Steelers minicamp, joining safety Kenny Robinson (Imani).

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