Steelers to sign CFL running back

The Steelers have added a speedster at running back to compete for their punt and kickoff return duties.

According to TSN.com, the Steelers will sign B.C. Lions running back Stefan Logan, one of the leading rushers in the CFL last season.

"When I tried out in January they said they wanted to sign me then, but we'd have to do it after the Super Bowl," said Logan, who told TSN, the deal will be for two years.

According to Logan, a South Dakota product, the Steelers will try him as a third-down back and punt and kick returner, an area where the team struggled in 2008.

Logan was among the league leaders in rushing yards with 889 yards on just 122 carries in 2008, his first CFL season. The 27-year-old also caught 52 passes for 477 yards and three touchdowns.

The 5-7, 185-pound Logan signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted rookie in 2007, but was released.

Logan, who was a sprinter on South Dakota's track team, rushed for 1,155 yards and five touchdowns as a freshman in 2003.

He added another 1,345 yards as a sophomore before going over 2,000 total yards as a junior, when he rushed for 1,751 yards and 11 touchdowns and added 26 catches for 428 yards and two touchdowns.

He finished with 1,707 yards and nine touchdowns, and added 153 yards and two touchdowns as a receiver in his senior season.

Logan averaged 15.9 yards per punt return with one touchdown, and averaged 28.2 yards per kick return and one touchdown.


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