Delaware native, ex-Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood signs with Pittsburgh Steelers
Wilmington native Wendell Smallwood has a new team after signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday.
Smallwood, a running back, went to Red Lion Christian Academy and Eastern Christian Academy. He was the Eagles' fifth-round draft pick in 2016 out of West Virginia.
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Smallwood spent three seasons with the Eagles, rushing for 850 yards. The Eagles waived Smallwood just before last season started, and he signed the next day with Washington.
Smallwood rushed for 81 yards on 22 carries last season for Washington and also had nine receptions for 64 yards. Smallwood was primarily used on special teams.
Smallwood joins a crowded backfield in Pittsburgh, led by James Conner and Benny Snell. The Steelers also drafted Anthony McFarland in the fourth round.
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