PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Steelers have reacquired cornerback Bryant McFadden plus a sixth-round draft pick from the Arizona Cardinals for one of Pittsburgh’s three picks in the fifth round.
McFadden started for the Steelers’ Super Bowl-winning team in the 2008 season, then signed with Arizona as a free agent before last season.
The Steelers were expected to grab a cornerback in the draft but did not do so with their first five picks.
Arizona used the fifth-round pick acquired from Pittsburgh to draft quarterback John Skelton of Fordham. The Steelers gained that pick from the Jets for wide receiver Santonio Holmes.
McFadden is the third player to return to the Steelers during the offseason. They previously re-signed wide receiver Antwaan Randle El and inside linebacker Larry Foote.
John Skelton is a graduate of Burges High School, where he played quarterback for the football team.