The @Steelers put Suisham on IR; Stingily was waived/injured. Signed were rookie RB Braylon Heard and veteran WR David Nelson.— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) August 12, 2015
The Pittsburgh Steelers have had their share of roster moves since opening training camp about two weeks ago, and the trend continues Thursday as the team placed kicker Shaun Suisham on injured reserve. The move was expected as Suisham will undergo surgery to repair a torn ACL ligament in his knee. However, the team decided to part ways with Devin Gardner, releasing him waived/injured, and sign Garrett Hartley rather than placing Suisham in IR Tuesday.
The decision to move Suisham to IR wasn't the only roster decision made Thursday as the team announced they have also waived RB Cameron Stingily injured (Stingily underwent knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus) and signed RB Braylon Heard and WR David Nelson. Moving Suisham to IR and then releasing Stingily created two roster spots for the team to sign Heard and Nelson.
New Steeler Braylon Heard (5-10, 198) seen as poss 3rd down RB. Declared early after 368 rush yd ’14 at UK. Had 462 rush yds in 2yrs at Neb.— Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) August 12, 2015
New Steeler WR David Nelson (6-5,215) has 138rec/1,530yds/10 TDs in 5 yrs w/ Bills, NYJ 8 rec in 6 games in ’14. Career-best 61/658/5 in‘11— Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) August 12, 2015
The Steelers will travel to Jacksonville, FL on Thursday to play the Jaguars in their second preseason game Friday night.