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Steelers shuffle practice squad prior to Week 8

The Pittsburgh Steelers are gearing up for Week 8, and that means it is time for them to adjust their practice squad according to their team needs. With practice squad promotions happening on a weekly basis around the league, it is key that teams adjust their practice squad accordingly. Most of these moves are made based on injuries to players on the roster.

The Steelers announced Tuesday afternoon they signed a linebacker, Caleb Johnson, and tight end Scotty Washington to the practice squad. To make room on the 16-man practice squad the team also released offensive lineman Obinna Eze and tight end Noah Gindorff.

This per the Steelers official Twitter/X page:

To learn more about these two players, check out the information below, from the Steelers official website:

“Johnson originally signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent following the 2023 NFL Draft.

He finished his college career at the University of Miami, after transferring from UCLA. He played in 12 games in 2022 for the Hurricanes, starting four of them. He finished the season with 48 tackles, 26 of them solo stops, four tackles for a loss, one and a half sacks and two forced fumbles.

While at UCLA he recorded 89 tackles, five and half sacks and two interceptions in two seasons.”

“Washington originally signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft and spent that season and part of the 2021 season on the Bengals practice squad.

“Washington was signed to the New England Patriots practice squad in 2022, and made his NFL debut that season against the Bengals when he was elevated to the active roster, before returning to the practice squad.

“He played college football at Wake Forest where he played in 43 games, with 25 starts, and 110 receptions for 1,676 yards and 13 touchdowns.”

Be sure to stay tuned to SCN for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they prepare for the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 8.


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