Steelers sign RB Trey Edmunds, brother of 1st-round pick Terrell Edmunds
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Terrell Edmunds already was a big part of his family making NFL history earlier this year. Now, his own locker room has become a family affair.
Edmunds’ brother, Trey, was signed to the Steelers’ practice squad Wednesday. A little over four months ago, Terrell and Tremaine (a linebacker for the Buffalo Bills) became the first duo of brothers to be taken in the first round of the same NFL draft.
“It’s a blessing for me,” Terrell Edmunds said after a Steelers practice in which he got some first-team reps at strong safety. “I had the chance to be drafted with my younger brother, and now I am getting a chance to play with my older brother. All my dreams came true – I can’t ask for too much more because that’s all we talked about when we were younger. And I was able to experience them both with my brother.”
All three Edmunds brothers were teammates at Virginia Tech in 2015; Trey Edmunds transferred to Maryland for the 2016 season and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New Orleans Saints the following week.
He played in all 16 games as a rookie last season and was one of the Saints’ top special teams players. He had nine carries among his 13 snaps on offense, including a 41-yeard touchdown run in Week 10 at Buffalo.
“He a dawg. He’s definitely a dawg,” Terrell said. “He’s ready to go out and compete, ready to go out and show what he can do.”
Said Trey Edmunds: “I am truly blessed to be here… It’s just another opportunity for me to come out here and play a game that I love and from what I can see it’s a great group of guys and guys who want to win.
“Ready to go to work.”
The Steelers released running back Jarvion Franklin off their practice squad to make room for Trey Edmunds.
Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris at [email protected] or via Twitter @C_AdamskiTrib.