The Pittsburgh Steelers, and their fans, are just getting used to their new roster additions through the 2018 NFL Draft and Undrafted Free Agents, but they will have to get to know at least one more player who will be on the team’s practice squad this year due to the NFL’s Player Pathway program.
Steelers will have an extra player on their practice squad this year because of International Player Pathway program. He is Christian Scotland-Williamson, a tight end from the UK— Joe Rutter (@tribjoerutter) May 1, 2018
Christian Scotland-Williamson, a tight end, will be a part of the Steelers for the upcoming season, and has a guaranteed spot on the team’s practice squad. While some may think he is taking the spot of another worthy player, the NFL will allow the team to have 11 players this year to accommodate the extra player.
Four new international players land NFL practice squad spots— NFL UK (@NFLUK) May 1, 2018
The International Player Pathway Program introduces to the AFC North:
@1CSW - @steelers
Tigie Sankoh - @Browns
Chris Ezeala - @Ravens
@MoBoehringer - @Bengals
Welcome to the #NFL! pic.twitter.com/ESnUPVWZL9
The NFL is working hard to expand their product overseas, and this is certainly one way to get more international athletes interested in the potential to make a career for themselves in the National Football League.
If you want to follow Scotland-Williamson, and his trek with with black-and-gold, his Twitter handle is @1CSW.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest on the Pittsburgh Steelers as they approach offseason workouts and the 2018 regular season.