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Steelers add a safety, waive/injured a wide receiver

The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to get back on the practice field on Tuesday at 1:55 PM with only two open training camp sessions remaining before their first preseason game. Ahead of practice, the Steelers announced a roster move where they have added safety Jalen Elliott and waived/injured wide receiver Ja’Marcus Bradley.

Jalen Elliott signed with the Detroit Lions in 2020 after going undrafted out of Notre Dame. Failing to make the team in 2020, Elliott made the Lions’ practice squad in 2021 and was later signed to the roster where he appeared in eight games and had 12 tackles on 92 defensive snaps and 140 special team snaps. Elliott was waived during the 2022 offseason and spent part of training camp with the New England Patriots before landing on the Las Vegas Raiders practice squad. Signed to a reserve/future contract with the Raiders which kept him in the NFL and not able to participate in either of the spring leagues, Elliott was waived following the 2023 NFL draft.

To make room on the roster for Elliott, the Steelers waived/injured wide receiver Ja’Marcus Bradley. Signing with the Cleveland Browns following the 2020 NFL draft after being undrafted out of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Bradley appeared in 15 games for the Browns over two seasons where he had nine receptions for 124 yards. Bradley signed with the Steelers practice squad last November but has missed the last few practices to do a hamstring injury.

The addition of Jalen Elliott to the team comes at a time where the Steelers are running thin at the safety position. Minkah Fitzpatrick just recently re-joined the team after being away on a personal matter while both Damontae Kazee and Keanu Neal have missed time due to injury.

Stay tuned to Steel Curtain Network’s coverage of the 2023 Pittsburgh Steelers training camp.

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