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Steelers add 2 players to the practice squad to fill obvious needs

The Pittsburgh Steelers added a pair of players to their practice squad heading into Week 17.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers continued to adjust their roster by making two additions on the practice squad Tuesday. The Steelers added LB/LS Christian Kuntz and OT John Leglue to the practice squad. To create space for these players, the Steelers placed OT Jarron Jones on the Practice Squad/Injured List.

Kuntz was released from the Steelers practice squad last week ahead of their Week 16 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. Signed in November, Kuntz has been an insurance policy for the Steelers at the long snapper position should a COVID-19 issue arise with current long snapper Kameron Canaday. The Steelers are now carrying three specialists on the practice squad along with punter Corliss Williamson and kicker Matthew Wright.

John Leglue is a 2019 undrafted free agent out of Tulane. Signed by the Denver Broncos last offseason, Leglue did not make the team but was signed to the New Orleans Saints practice squad. Signed to their active roster late in 2019 by the Green Bay Packers, Leglue spent the 2020 preseason in Green Bay but did not make the team. Leglue is a very versatile offensive lineman as he can play any position, including center.

Offensive tackle Jarron Jones had spent the entire 2020 season on the Steelers practice squad before being moved to the Practice Squad/Injured List. The exact nature of his injury is unknown at this time.

Stay tuned to BTSC as the Pittsburgh Steelers continue their preparation to take on the Cleveland Browns in Week 17.