Found June 24, 2012 on SteelBlitz Steelers Blog:
The Steelers drafted Chris Rainey and Sean Spence in the 2012 NFL Draft. Rainey, an explosive offensive threat, and Spence, an instinctual inside linebacker, both are poised to help the team as rookies. Spence will likely be used on special teams and in coverage packages on defense. The Steelers in ContinueThe post Rainey, Spence: Steelers Wildcards? appeared first on SteelBlitz.
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