Steelers Sign Tight End Kyle Markway: Agent


Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Kyle Markway celebrates a touchdown during a game against the Florida Gators on November 10, 2018.

According to his agent, the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free agent tight end Kyle Markway. Brett Tessler of Tessler Sports made the announcement via his Twitter account this morning, saying that two other teams were interested but Markway decided to ink a one-year contract with the Steelers.

The Steelers have yet to confirm the signing—or which player they have decided to release to make room for Markway on the roster. Pittsburgh auditioned Markway earlier this week.

This is the team’s second free agent addition in two days. Yesterday the Steelers formally announced the signing of free agent wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud.

Kyle Markway’s Career at South Carolina

Kyle Markway played his college football at the University of South Carolina. Listed at 6-4 and 250 pounds, he is viewed primarily as a blocking tight end. However, in his last season at South Carolina he caught 31 passes for 349 yards and two touchdowns.

Even with those numbers his college career totals were modest, as he contributed just 37 receptions for 459 yards and three touchdowns in 39 games. He also missed extensive playing time due to injury. In 2016 he suffered a foot injury that cost him the entire season; then a rib injury sidelined him for almost all of the 2017 campaign.

Markway went undrafted in the 2020 NFL Draft, but signed with the New York Giants after the draft. The Giants released him last week to make room on their roster for a cornerback.

Following is Markway’s college highlight reel:

Kyle Markway Highlights South Carolina ||"I Remember"|| Rod Wave | Welcome to New YorkThanks for watching Like and Subscribe!! *I DO NOT OWN ANYTHING IN THE VIDEO* ALL clips are property of the NCAA. No copyright is intended, all videos are edited to follow the “Free Use” guideline of YouTube. All videos are made with the intent to promote NCAA athletics. Song – I Remember Rod Wave -…2020-04-09T23:28:38Z

Friday’s Injury Update

After practice on Friday head coach Mike Tomlin provided an update on all of the team’s injured players.

“On the injury front, we had a couple of guys who missed today’s work with minor ailments that could be described as day-to-day,” he said, referring to second-year wide receiver Diontae Johnson and starting safety Terrell Edmunds. “Hopefully those guys get back to us really soon.”

“On a positive note, a couple of guys are continuing to work their way back to full participation,” added Tomlin. “Chris Wormley was very active today from a participation standpoint, as was James Washington. It was good to have those guys back out there.”

Wormley is a defensive lineman who was acquired in an offseason trade with the Baltimore Ravens. Washington, who is expected to fill the role of the team’s No. 3 wide receiver, has missed most of training camp. First he spent time on the COVID-19 list, and he has struggled with injuries since being activated.

Steelers Saturday

Tonight the Steelers will be practicing in the evening, in contrast to the usual afternoon practice routine. You can watch practice via ‘Training Camp Live’ on the Steelers’ YouTube channel. Or you can listen from 6-8 p.m. on Steelers Nation Radio, with Mike Prisuta and Craig Wolfley serving as hosts.

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