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Steelers sign safety John Battle to a Reserve/Future contract for 2020

The former LSU tiger spent the 2019 season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the practice squad

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Pittsburgh Steelers Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Steelers have added another player who they faced in Week 1 of the 2019 NFL preseason as they have signed safety John Battle to a Reserve/Future contract.

Undrafted out of Louisiana State University in 2019, Battle was originally signed by the New York Jets. However, Battle was released by the Jets in early June. Battle was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers two months later once training camp was already underway. In fact, the Buccaneers added Battle just two days before they faced the Steelers in their opening preseason game.

During the 2019 preseason, Battle had a total of four tackles. Although he did not make the Buccaneers 53-man roster, Battle was signed to the practice squad.

In his four years at LSU, Battle had 144 tackles, five interceptions, and two forced fumbles.

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