UPDATE: The Steelers have announced their 2021 practice squad. See who made the squad in the link below.
Now that the 2021 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 2021 practice squad. The first step was 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. Unfortunately the Steelers lost one player to waivers in Quincy Roche.
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, 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
Steelers are signing versatile OL John Leglue to practice squad, per source.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) September 1, 2021
The #Steelers are re-signing RB Jaylen Samuels to their practice squad, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 1, 2021
Wide receiver Cody White is signing with the #Steelers practice squad— SteelerNation (@SteeIerNation) September 1, 2021
It was the expected belief after he was cut, but Steelers are signing WR Rico Bussey to the PS, per source.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) September 1, 2021
OLB Derrek Tuszka is signing to Steelers' practice squad, per source. Loved Broncos but PIT numbers may be better. Tuszka played in 9 games for DEN last yr after he was drafted in 7th round out of North Dakota State. He was almost always 1st player out on practice field. #9sports— Mike Klis (@mikeklis) September 1, 2021
Source: The Steelers are signing CB Mark Gilbert to their practice squad.— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) September 1, 2021