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Steelers to bring back Anthony Chickillo & Doran Grant to practice squad

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There have been multiple changes to the roster and the practice squad. The latest involves Anthony Chickillo & Doran Grant.

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UPDATE: CB Doran Grant has also been signed to the practice squad.

Today the Steelers made even more changes to their practice squad roster. This time, they've added defensive end Anthony Chickillo, their sixth-round pick in the 2015 draft out of the University of Miami.

Chickillo generated very positive buzz at training camp, spurring hope that he would be among the final 53. Now, he finds himself on the Steelers practice squad after a series of cuts and readjustments over the last few days. His former teammate cornerback Doran Grant, a 2015 fourth round pick, was also signed to the practice squad.

Both Chickillo and Grant were initially on the 53-man roster, but were cut in a series of chaotic cuts and additions that took place after the Steelers whittled their roster down to the required 53 ahead of the NFL's mandated deadline. Cornerback has been one of the most frustrating and befuddling positions, one that saw the Steelers cut promising talent Kevin Fogg.

With the Steelers first regular season game just days away and the team scrambling to solidify their roster, fans are left wondering how many more changes there will be and what the final practice squad and 53-man roster composition will be. With two men suspended and another key player on IR, there could be even more adjustments and changes as the season progresses.

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