The Pittsburgh Steelers announced they bolstered their cornerback depth on Monday, signing free-agent defensive back Coty Sensabaugh to a two-year contract.
Sensabaugh spent time with the New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams last season, appearing in 13 games and making two starts. The five-year veteran finished with 25 tackles and 1 forced fumble.
A fourth-round draft pick in 2012, Sensabaugh played extensively for the Tennessee Titans. 15 of his 27 starts with the club came in 2015, when he finished with 60 tackles, 8 pass breakups and 2 interceptions. Sensabaugh ranked 66th out of 79 qualifying cornerbacks with a 104.7 opponents’ passer rating in coverage in ’15, according to Pro Football Focus.
Sensabaugh, 28, is listed at 5-foot-11, 187 pounds and timed at 4.42 seconds in the 40-yard dash.
The Steelers need competition and bodies at corner right now, particularly players with NFL experience. Sensabaugh probably isn’t going to blossom into a lockdown defender at this stage of his career, but he can hold his own if pressed into action.