Sensabaugh, a former Dobyns-Bennett standout, played the last two seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 30-year-old was an unsigned free agent before Tuesday’s news with the accompanying news that De’Vante Bausby was placed on injured reserve with a neck injury suffered in last Sunday’s game with the Chargers.
A fourth-round draft pick out of Clemson in 2012, where he played on the Tigers’ Atlantic Coast Conference championship team, Sensabaugh is an eight-year NFL veteran. He played four seasons with the Tennessee Titans and also had stints with the Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants.
He has 261 career tackles, 32 pass deflections and three interceptions, including one for a touchdown. He’s also been a role model off the field as his high school coach Graham Clark pointed out. Sensabaugh hosts an annual football camp at Dobyns-Bennett.
“Coty is high character. That’s one reason teams keep taking a chance on him,” Clark said. “You can count on Coty Sensabaugh. If he tells you an elephant is going to lay an egg, you better go get the biggest frying pan you can find.”
Sensabaugh started 10 games for the Steelers in 2018 with 45 tackles. He also played on Pittsburgh’s special teams units.