Steelers sign Damon Cromartie-Smith to active roster, release John Malecki

Larry French

Bringing back the up-and-down safety probably means depth in special teams, not much else.

The Steelers have had an on-again-off-again love affair with safety Damon Cromartie-Smith.

It's on the on-again swing now, as they signed him to their active roster in wake of Pittsburgh's home game in Week 8 against the Washington Redkins.

Cromartie-Smith would wear No. 42 as he has in the past, if he's on the game day roster.

The move suggests he'd compete with Robert Golden for that game day spot as the team's fifth safety/special teams player. The move is likely more about the return of Maurkice Pouncey, and heading back to some Steelers-normalcy by dressing seven offensive linemen.

From Steelers.com:

Cromartie-Smith has been on the Steelers' practice squad for the first seven weeks of the 2012 season. He spent the majority of the 2011 season on the Steelers' practice squad before being promoted to the Steelers' active roster on December 8, 2011. Cromartie-Smith played in the final four regular-season games and lone postseason game, recording three special teams tackles. He spent his entire rookie season on Pittsburgh's practice squad.


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