Jacobs in the fold

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers announced they have reached a contract agreement with rookie quarterback Omar Jacobs, it was announced today.

Jacobs (6-4, 224) was the first of two fifth-round selections (164th overall) for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2006 NFL Draft. He agreed to a three-year minimum wage contract with a signing bonus of $115,000.

In just 25 games at Bowling Green, Jacobs ranks fifth in school annals with 523 pass completions and third with 6,938 passing yards. He also tossed Falcon-best 71 career touchdown passes.

A second-team All-American as a sophomore, Jacobs tied the NCAA Division 1-A season record in 2004 by attempting 224 consecutive passes without throwing an interception. He finished the season with 41 touchdown passes to just four interceptions, establishing an NCAA record. Last year as a junior, Jacobs was a semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien Award, given annually to the nation's top quarterback, and was an All-Mid-American Conference honoree.

Following the signing of Jacobs, the Steelers are expected to sign third-round pick Willie Reid before the 6 p.m. reporting time. First-round pick Santonio Holmes would then be the lone unsigned Steelers draft pick.

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