Sometimes the Pittsburgh Steelers look to bring in a player and it just doesn’t work out. Other times, the opportunity presents itself at a later time. This appears to be the case when it comes to defensive tackle Khalil Davis, twin brother of Carlos Davis who is currently on the Steelers Reserve/Injured List. According to Greg Auman of The Athletic, Khalil Davis is signing with the Steelers practice squad.
Cool news for former Bucs DL Khalil Davis — he’s joining his twin brother Carlos in Pittsburgh, signing with the Steelers’ practice squad.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) November 2, 2021
Back in Week 5, it was reported that the Steelers put in a waiver claim for the other Davis twin when he was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Unfortunately, the Indianapolis Colts also put in a claim for Davis and held a higher priority. But with Davis being released on Saturday by the Colts and going unclaimed on the waiver wire, he was free to sign wherever he chose and is apparently heading to the Steelers practice squad.
Khalil Davis was drafted in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Playing alongside his brother at Nebraska, Khalil was drafted 38 positions before Carlos. In 2020, Davis only appeared in two games for the Buccaneers where he had two tackles and two quarterback hits while playing 37 defensive snaps. After being claimed off waivers, Davis only appeared in one game for the Colts where he played six snaps with no registered statistics.
With the Steelers already having a full practice squad, the team will need to announce which player will be released to make room for Davis.
The Davis twins will now make the third set of brothers currently under contract with the Steelers. Both Derek and T.J. Watt are on the Steelers 53-man roster while Terrell Edmunds is playing his fourth season with his brother Trey who is currently on the Steelers practice squad.
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