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Steelers fill out roster after injuries mount

The Steelers had to make a couple of moves to fill the roster after Starks and Clint Kriewaldt were placed on IR and those moves have been made. The Steelers signed Jason Capizzi to their 53 man roster and promoted offensive linemen Jeremy Parquet from the practice squad. Jason Capizzi was originally signed by the Steelers as an undrafted rookie earlier this year but was cut and since spent time on the practice squad with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets and, most recently, the Kansas City Chiefs. Capizzi is a moster of a man at 6'9 315lbs but hopefully won't do much more than collect a paycheck this year. Parquet (6-6, 321) was originally drafted out of Southern Mississippi in the seventh round by the Chiefs in 2005 and spent time on the St. Louis Rams active roster and practice squad the past two years.

In order to fill out the practice squad the Steelers made a very interesting move in signing former Colorado Buffalo and former professional skier Jeremy Bloom. I'm sure most of you guys know his story as a guy who was declared ineligible by the NCAA after receiving endorsements as a professional skier. It'll be interesting if he ends up getting a chance to compete for the returner position next year.