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Steelers juggle preseason roster by signing a tight end and linebacker heading into Chiefs game

The Pittsburgh Steelers made an preseason roster move by signing two players leading into Preseason Week 2.

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The NFL preseason roster is a constantly changing thing. There are 90 players, or in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ case 91, who are hoping to prove enough to just get a shot at making the cut for the 53-man roster.

On Thursday, two days before the Week 2 Preseason game vs. the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field, the Steelers signed two and released two.

This from the Steelers official Twitter page:

The Steelers have parted ways with linebacker JT Jones and cornerback Jermaine Ponder. In their place are linebacker Christian Kuntz and tight end Micky Crum.

This from the Steelers official website on the two additions to the team’s roster:

Crum, who played at the University of Louisville, had a tryout with the San Francisco 49ers during their 2019 rookie minicamp. While at Louisville he had 45 receptions for 493 yards and four touchdowns in 39 games. He had a career-high 22 receptions for 224 yards in 12 games as a redshirt senior.

Kuntz, who spent time with the Denver Broncos during the 2018 offseason, was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad at the end of the 2018 season and then signed a futures deal at the end of the year. The Pittsburgh native, who played at Chartiers Valley High School, played collegiately at Duquesne University. He finished with a school record 30.5 sacks, winning two Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Year awards and is the only player in school history to earn All-American honors three times.

Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black-and-gold as they wrap up training camp and prepare for the Chiefs this Saturday night at Heinz Field.