The Pittsburgh Steelers are dealing with several injuries on their roster, and the vast majority of these injuries seem to have stemmed from a couple positions. One would be inside linebacker, and the other at offensive guard.
After the Steelers put Matt Feiler on Injured Reserve (IR) with a pectoral injury, the team needed to add a player to fill the depth void at the position. Even though reports have circulated Feiler’s season is not over, and he could re-join the team as early as the playoffs, the team will need to ensure they have experienced players available if called upon.
With that said, the Steelers have signed offensive lineman Danny Isidora off the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice squad.
Isidora was a fifth-round draft pick in the 2017 NFL draft by the Minnesota Vikings. After two years in Minnesota where he appeared in 21 games and started three, Isidora was traded to the Miami Dolphins prior to the 2019 season. After appearing in three games, all of which he started, Isidora was placed on the Reserve/Injured List for the remainder of the season.
Failing to make the Dolphins roster in 2020, Kansas City signed Isidora to the practice squad before Week 1. Elevated twice to the game day roster in Weeks 7 and 8, Isidora only played two snaps on the season.
The hope is the Steelers won’t have to rely on Isadora in the 2020 season, instead having rookie Kevin Dotson return from an injured shoulder and be able to hold down the left side of the offensive line until Feiler is able to return.
It is unclear exactly when Isidora will be able to join the Steelers, due to COVID-19 protocols, but his experience will only help the Steelers down the stretch as they prepare for the 2020 playoffs. Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the team as they prepare for the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 15 on Monday Night Football.