The Steelers have signed former CFL linebacker Ian Wild to a Reserve/Futures contract.
Heading home to play for the @steelers
— Ian Wild (@wild_ian) January 30, 2015
Wild was with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for the past two years. The 6’0, 210 lbs LB was set to be a free agent, but the team released him from his contract early so that he could sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Wild was a UDFA out of Mercyhurst in 2012. He was signed by the Buffalo Bills, but was released shortly after. He played strong safety and lacrosse in college, but shined as a linebacker in the CFL. The Steelers will bring him in as a safety and perhaps utilize his long snapping abilities, as he has experience there as well.
Here are some of his highlights from college, the regional combine in 2013, and in the CFL.