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Steelers sign LB Arthur Moats

3/24/2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers added linebackeer depth on Monday when they signed Arthur Moats to a one-year contract.

Moats played his first four seasons for the Bills, and the 6-foot-2, 250-pounder started 12 games in 2013 and registered 48 tackles. The former sixth-round draft pics has position flexibility as he can play both inside and outside linebacker.

Moats also plays special teams.

Moats is only 26 year old and he could compete with Vince Williams for the starting job at left inside linebacker.

He is the fourth free agent from another team that has signed with the Steelers, joining safety Mike Mitchell, defensive lineman Cam Thomas and wide receiver Lance Moore in that category.

General manager Kevin Colbert and coach Mike Tomlin are among the Steelers who are in Orlando, Fla., this week for the NFL owners’ meetings.

The meetings conclude Wednesday and the Steelers are scheduled to meet with free-agent running back LeGarrette Blount Friday in Pittsburgh.