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Steelers add WR Devon Wylie to practice squad

In the wake of the injuries to LT Levi Brown and TE David Johnson, the Steelers promoted DB Isaiah Green to the active roster from the practice squad. Today, the team filled his vacant seat on the scout team.


The Pittsburgh Steelers have turned to yet another former Arizona Cardinals player to fill a roster need.  A player who also has ties to offensive coordinator Todd Haley's former team, the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Steelers added receiver Devon Wylie to their practice squad to fill the vacancy created by the promotion of DB Isaiah Green to the active roster after LT Levi Brown and TE David Johnson landed on season-ending IR after the win over the New York Jets in Week 6.

Wylie recorded 98 catches for 1,327 yards and eight touchdowns during his collegiate career at Fresno State.  He was selected in the fourth round (107th overall) in 2012 by the Kansas City Chiefs.  He appeared in six games during his rookie season.  The Chiefs released him prior to the beginning of the 2013 season.  He later signed to the Cardinals practice squad.

At 5-9, 187 pounds, Wylie is not the biggest receiver prospect, but he does bring special teams return ability to the table, both on punts and kickoffs.  As a member of the scout team, he will also be an asset in practices as the team prepares to deal with similarly skilled receivers later in the year.