The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to terms with Winnipeg Blue Bombers linebacker Derrick Doggett.
Doggett worked out with the Steelers early this week and passed a physical. The deal is a two year contract.
Doggett, 25, (6ft3, 212 lbs) was regarded as one of the top special teams players in the CFL, recording 27 special teams tackles in 15 games.
Doggett was undrafted out of Oregon State, after being a 3-time second-team All-Pac-10 (2005–2007) member and was named Emerald Bowl Defensive MVP in 2007.
This is the second straight year, Pittsburgh has signed a special teams ace out of the Canadian Football League.
Last year the Steelers signed kick returner/running back Stefan Logan to a two year contract.
Logan had a strong second half of the season and finished the season 3rd in the NFL in kick return yards (1,466).