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Steelers add a wide receiver to their offseason roster

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Friday they have added a player to their 90-man offseason roster. With the Steelers actually being allowed 91 roster spots due to a player in the International Player Pathway program, the Steelers still have one more roster spot available. To fill the first spot, the Steelers announced the signing of wide receiver Jacob Copeland.

Copeland spent time on the Steelers practice squad in 2023. Signed following the first week of the season, Copeland was with the Steelers three weeks before he was released. Copeland was then signed again at the end of November but was released a week later.

Undrafted out of Maryland in 2023, Copeland initially signed as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans. Copeland was waived by the Titans early in training camp where he was then signed by the Minnesota Vikings. After not making the 53-man roster, Copeland landed on the Steelers practice squad. Following the 2023 season, Copeland signed a reserve/future contract with the Kansas City Chiefs but was waived following the 2024 NFL draft.

The Steelers had a roster spot open, particularly a wide receiver, after they released Denzel Mims earlier this week. Mims has since signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Some Steelers fans believed the creation of these roster spots were for a transaction of greater significance. With the Steelers not needing to release players ahead of signing others, there is no need to clear roster spots ahead of any potential addition.

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers will not meet as a team again until training camp on July 24 at St. Vincent College, there still could be some changes to the roster. Make sure you stay tuned to Steel Curtain Network’s continued coverage of the Steelers offseason for any updates.


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