The 90-man, or 91-man in Pittsburgh’s case, offseason roster is a fluid one. Players are added and released almost weekly as teams try to fill out a roster without playing their starters too much.
For the Steelers, who will be resting a lot of starters this Friday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, they are adding depth to their secondary heading into Week 1. The depth they have added is in the form of cornerback Trevon Mathis.
This per the Steelers’ official Twitter account:
Mathis was signed by the Minneosta Vikings as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2018 out of Toledo before being released by the team. To create room for Mathis on the roster the Steelers have released/waived injured running back Ralph Webb.
Mathis will join fellow Toledo players like Ola Adeniyi and Dionate Johnson in black-and-gold in hopes of solidifying his NFL career in Pittsburgh.
As for Webb, he had a promising offseason where he was drawing positive reviews from teammates and media alike, but an injured designation likely means he will be without work until he is healthy and cleared to play again.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the team as they prepare for their first preseason action this Friday night at Heinz Field.