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Steelers complete linebacker swap on their 90-man offseason roster

Following the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1 of the preseason, the team has been forced to make a roster move on their 90-man offseason roster following an injury.

After Chapelle Russell was injured, the team decided to waive Russell injured, and sign another linebacker. That linebacker is Forrest Rhyne.

This from the Steelers official Twitter page:

For those who don’t know much about Rhyne, you aren’t alone. Here is a breakdown of Rhyne, from the Steelers official website:

“Rhyne was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Indianapolis Colts following the 2022 NFL Draft. He spent time on the Colts active roster and practice squad in 2022, playing in three games and recording one special teams tackle.

“Rhyne played college football at Villanova where he appeared in 45 career games. He recorded 310 tackles, 131 of them solo stops, 22.5 tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.”

There is a chance the Steelers have more roster moves in the making after injuries suffered to some of their depth players in the preseason game last week. With the team being off tomorrow, Monday, more moves could be made when they have the time to bring in players looking for a football home. In the process, be sure to stay tuned to SCN for the latest news and notes surrounding the team as they prepare for the rest of the 2023 preseason.


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