by JJ Cooper
With Willie Parker, Rashard Mendenhall, Mewelde Moore and Gary Russell already under contract for 2009, it's not like there are a whole lot of chances for another running back to make the Steelers roster, but under the approach of safety in numbers, Pittsburgh has added a Canadian Football League star.
The Steelers have signed 28-year-old Stefan Logan to a two-year deal. Logan rushed for 889 yards (7.3 yards per carry) for the British Columbia Lions last year, fourth best in the Canadian Football League. He also returned kicks (a league-best 29.6 yards per return) and punts, which is his best chance of making the Steelers roster. At 5-foot-7, 185 pounds, Logan is not big enough to be an everydown back, but the man known as "Joystick" for his unreal cutting ability could be a poor man's Darren Sproles type if everything works out.