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Steelers add tight end Kyle Markway, release injured Dax Raymond

The Pittsburgh Steelers have reportedly added a tight end to their offseason roster.

NCAA Football: South Carolina at North Carolina Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers were already thin at the tight end position heading into their 2020 Training Camp.

With only Eric Ebron, Vance McDonald, Kevin Rader and Zach Gentry on the active roster this offseason, the team added Dax Raymond to bolster the depth chart at the position after releasing Christian Scotland-Williamson.

Earlier this week, during the team’s first padded practice, Raymond injured his ankle and has yet to return.

With a tight end standing on the sideline, the team is now tasked with trying to fill out the rest of their depth chart heading into the 2020 regular season.

According to Brett Tessler, of Tessler Sports, the Steelers have signed former South Carolina tight end Kyle Markway to a one year contract.

Markway worked out on Wednesday for the Steelers as previously reported. He was undrafted in 2020 out of South Carolina and was signed by the New York Giants. Last week, the Giants released Markway as they needed to make room for additional cornerbacks for training camp.

At 6‘4“ and 250 pounds, Markway was known primarily as a blocker in his three years with the Gamecocks. But in his final year at South Carolina, he had 31 receptions for 349 yards and two touchdowns.

The Steelers will have to make a roster move to create space for Markway, so stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news on the Steelers heading into the 2020 regular season.

UPDATE

The Steelers have parted ways with Dax Raymond to make room on their roster for Markway.