The season has ended for the Steelers, but the season of signing players to futures contracts has just begun.
The Steelers signed six players today to contracts for the 2013 season, players who were either not on teams or on their practice squads at the end of the season.
They signed offensive linemen Joe Long and Justin Cheadle, wide receivers Derek Moye and Bert Reed, and cornerback Isiah Green. All five had spent time on the Steelers practice squad in 2012.
They also signed Pittsbugh native Ross Ventrone, a defnesive back. He spent portions of his rookie season in 2010 and in 2011 with the Patriots active roster and practice squad. New England released him during last trianing camp and he was not on a roster last season.