Steelers to sign Zabransky to compete for 3rd QB spot

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The Steelers have agreed to terms on a contract with former Boise State quarterback Jared Zabransky with the idea he possibly could be more than just an extra arm in training camp.

Zabransky, who spent part of last season on the Houston Texans practice squad, worked out for the Steelers last week and is expected to formally sign a minimum free-agent contract in the next couple days, said his agent, Monroeville native Eric Metz.

Zabransky was told he will have a chance to compete for a roster spot, particularly if third-team quarterback Brian St. Pierre, who is an unrestricted free agent, is not re-signed.

"We've agreed to terms and Jared looks forward to competing for a spot on the roster." Metz said. "The Steelers expressed to him he would be a very good fit for that third quarterback spot."

Zabransky was 33-5 with two undefeated regular seasons and three Western Athletic Conference titles at Boise State. He signed with the Texans as a rookie free agent and played in two preseason games, then spent part of the season on their practice squad before he was released.


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