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Steelers sign a tight end to the 53-man roster, add 2 players to the practice squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to make roster adjustments as they begin the preparation to face the Baltimore Ravens at Acrisure Stadium this Sunday at 1 PM. After making several practice squad moves yesterday, the Steelers have promoted tight and Rodney Williams to the 53-man roster. Additionally, the Steelers have signed wide receiver Dez Fitzpatrick and tight end Noah Gindorff to the practice squad.

Williams spent the 2023 preseason with the Steelers where he appeared in all three preseason games and had two receptions on three targets for 15 yards. Additionally, Williams impressed on special teams as he had a tackle in each of the Steelers preseason games. Williams was signed to the Steelers practice squad in their first round of signings after the roster was cut down to 53 players.

The Steelers had an open spot on their 53-man roster because they released wide receiver Dez Fitzpatrick on Monday. But on Wednesday, the Steelers added Fitzpatrick back to the practice squad, a place where he started the 2023 season. Additionally, the Steelers added tight end Noah Gindorff who was a 2023 undrafted rookie out of North Dakota State and played the preseason with the Seattle Seahawks. Gindorf only appeared in one preseason game for Seattle and was not targeted.

With Pat Freiermuth being classified as doubtful for Sunday’s game during Mike Tomlin‘s press conference on Tuesday, and reports that he could miss time beyond the bye week, the Steelers needed additional help at the tight end position. Instead of using a practice squad elevation for Williams this week, the Steelers win ahead and made the move to promote him to the 53-man roster.

Stay tuned to Steel Curtain Network’s continued coverage of the Pittsburgh Steelers as they prepare to face the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday in Pittsburgh.


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