Now that the 2020 Pittsburgh Steelers 53-man roster is set, the next step will be scouring the more than 850 players who are no longer members of an NFL team. While the Steelers could find a player to bolster their roster before Week 1, their other concern is signing 16 players to the 2020 practice squad (The 12-man practice squad was expanded to 16 due to COVID-19). The first step will be for players to clear waivers (if they have less than 4 accrued seasons) where they would be picked up onto another team’s 53-man roster. Teams have until noon on Sunday September 6th to make a waiver claim on a player.
As players wait to see if their dreams of landing on an NFL roster can still come a reality, many are in talks with teams to join their practice squad in case they are not claimed on waivers. As news and rumors emerge dealing with the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad, we will continue to update them below.
Remember, for 2020 each NFL team can have as many as 6 players on the practice squad with an unlimited number of accrued seasons.
Make sure to check back to Behind The Steel Curtain or the latest news and notes surrounding the black and gold as this article will be updated as more news and rumors are released.
Steelers Practice Squad Rumors
The return of Josh Dobbs means Devlin Hodges, who started six games in 2019, will be placed on the practice squad. The Steelers announced the signing of 14 players to the practice squad, leaving open two spots. Hodges and RB Wendell Smallwood are expected to fill those spots.— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) September 6, 2020
While the Steelers work on filling out their practice squad,— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) September 6, 2020
league source doesn't expect Ryan Switzer will stay in Pittsburgh on the PS.
Both OL Derwin Gray and DL Dan McCullers have spots on the Steelers practice squad, per source.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) September 6, 2020
P Corliss Waitman, UDFA from South Alabama, signed to the Steelers practice squad, per source— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) September 6, 2020
Jordan Berry retained the job, but former Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt -- son of Steelers 2X SB champ P Craig Colquitt -- is headed to Pittsburgh for a tryout, as @FieldYates reported
Steelers have added DL Henry Mondeaux to the practice squad, per source. He was a fringe 53 guy, sticks around Pittsburgh for another year on the PS.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) September 6, 2020
S Curtis Riley was released to make room for Sean Davis, but he’s being signed to the practice squad, per source.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) September 6, 2020
Steelers are releasing QB Duck Hodges to make room for QB Josh Dobbs, per league source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 6, 2020
Steelers have waived P Corliss Waitman, per source. Team intends to sign him to the practice squad.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) September 5, 2020