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Steelers host 5 players for workouts after rash of injuries hit roster

The Pittsburgh Steelers brought in several prospects as they try to figure out if any injured players will need replaced on their offseason roster.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers, like almost every NFL franchise right now, has had a rash of injuries go through their offseason roster. Whenever injuries strike in the preseason, teams are forced to make adjustments, and often roster moves.

The Steelers’ injury list grew on Monday, and the following players have been watching more than they have been practicing.

Wendell Smallwood (shoulder)
Chris Wormley (shoulder)
Terrell Edmunds (undisclosed)
Kevin Dotson (knee)
Diontae Johnson (undisclosed)
Chuks Okorafor (groin)
Derwin Gray (knee)
Anthony Johnson (knee)
Bud Dupree (undisclosed)
Kam Canaday (knee)

With that list growing by the day, the Steelers brought in five players for workouts as they wait to see if a roster move will be necessary.

Here are the five players who were brought in, you’ll notice Elliott after time with the Steelers in 2019.

Kyahva Tezino, San Diego State, LB
Jayrone Elliott, Toledo, LB
Liam McCullough, Ohio State, LS
Rex Sunahara, WVU, LS
Andrew Dickenson, Findlay, G

This per Albert Breer of MMQB:

Canaday, who left practice Saturday with his knee injury, was able to practice Monday. If his knee is deemed healthy, there is a good chance the Steelers won’t need to make a roster move at the long snapper postion. However, if Dotson and Gray are both out for an extended period, you have to wonder if they will make a roster move to bring in a guard to help fill out the 80-man roster.

Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes as the Steelers roll through training camp and prepare for the upcoming 2020 regular season.