Former Maryland offensive tackle Damian Prince has signed an undrafted free-agent contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday.
Prince was part of the Steelers’ 60-player rookie minicamp over the weekend, and previously participated in the Colts’ minicamp earlier this month. Maryland’s three-year starter at right tackle went undrafted, but is still getting a serious look as an NFL prospect.
He’ll join Derwin Gray once again, as the two were teammates in College Park for five seasons and anchored the Terps’ offensive tackle spots the last two years. Pittsburgh selected Gray in the seventh round of the draft and signed him to a four-year contract last week. Maryland cornerback RaVon Davis was also at minicamp, but hasn’t signed.
Prince is still a long way from cracking the 53-man roster, but this deal ensures he’ll be with Pittsburgh through training camp. He and Gray will practice alongside safety Sean Davis, who overlapped with the duo for two years in College Park, and another former Terp in wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey.
Maryland had four players drafted this spring, with several others earning minicamp invites like Prince. None of the other undrafted free agents have officially signed deals, but plenty can change between now and the start of training camp in July.