Steelers waive one, place another on Reserve/Injured List, sign two DBs
The Pittsburgh Steelers were hoping for good news when rookie 7th Round pick Cory Trice Jr. was carted off the field Tuesday with a non-contact injury. Unfortunately, they received the worst news. While the severity, or specific nature of Trice’s injury, was left unknown, the team put a lid on his season before it even started.
Wednesday the Steelers made two roster moves with running back Alfonzo Graham being waived/injured and placing cornerback Trice Jr. on the Reserve/Injured list (IR). This ends the season for both, but keeps Trice within the organization as he rehabs the injury. As for Graham, if he clears waivers he comes back to the Steelers where they have five days to work out an injury settlement or he will be placed on IR.
To fill the two vacated roster spots, the Steelers signed safety Trenton Thompson and cornerback Isaiah Dunn.
This per the Steelers official Twitter account:
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 2, 2023
For the two players who were added to the roster, here is some detailed information on them from the Steelers official website:
“Thompson, who played at San Diego State, signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2023 NFL Draft. He spent most of the 2022 season on the practice squad, playing in one game.
“He played in 57 games at San Diego State, starting 31, and finished 191 tackles, 125 of them solo stops, 12 tackles for a loss, four interceptions, two forced fumbles and a sack.”
“Dunn, who played at Oregon State, signed with the New York Jet as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2021 NFL Draft. He played in 12 games for the Jets, and also spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, where he dressed for five games before an injury finished his 2022 season.
“At Oregon State he played in 33 games, recording 115 tackles and 18 passes defensed.”
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