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Steelers add a defensive back to the practice squad

The Steelers continue to adjust their available practice squad players as they enter the postseason.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are continuing to shape their practice squad heading into the 2020 postseason by signing defensive back Trevor Williams on Wednesday. In a corresponding move, LB/LS Christian Kuntz has been released.

Williams was an undrafted free agent out of Penn State in 2016 when he signed with the then San Diego Chargers. In his three seasons with the Chargers, Williams appeared in 37 games and started 27. During the 2017 season, Williams started 15 games and had two interceptions along with 56 tackles.

After signing a one-year deal to stay with the Chargers, Williams was placed on the Reserve/Injured List prior to the season and was later released. Acquired off waivers by the Arizona Cardinals, Williams appeared in two games where he only played a limited number of special teams snaps. Signed to a futures contract by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2020 offseason, Williams landed on the Eagles practice squad where he was activated for two games and had one pass defensed and three tackles on 34 defensive snaps.

Williams was placed on the Reserve/Injured List by the Eagles in early October before being released several weeks later. Williams spent a week on the practice squad of the Jacksonville Jaguars in December before signing with the Steelers.

Long snapper Christian Kuntz has been on and off with the Steelers since training camp of 2019. Brought in to the practice squad in November in order to have options in case a Covid situation arose with Steelers long snapper Kameron Canaday, the Steelers have released Kuntz at least for the time being.

Stay tuned to BTSC for continued coverage as the Pittsburgh Steelers prepare to take on the Cleveland Browns this Sunday night at Heinz Field in the Wild Card Round of the 2020 NFL postseason.