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Steelers officially sign OLB Tuzar Skipper to the 90-man offseason roster

Tuzar Skipper, who was once a member of the Steelers, is reportedly returning to the team.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have been looking for help at the outside linebacker position, and this was made evident earlier Wednesday when it was reported the team worked out a trio of pass rushers in hopes of filling out their 90-man offseason roster.

While the news of Stephon Tuitt’s retirement has dominated the Steelers news cycle, the team has reportedly found a pass rusher to add to their roster. And it wasn’t one of the aforementioned players reportedly there for a tryout.

No, it is actually a player who spent time with the Steelers in the early stages of his career. That’s right, the BTSC Legend himself, Tuzar Skipper, is reportedly returning to the Steelers.

This per his agency, JL Sports:

Skipper would bring experience to not just the Steelers organization, but also experience as a pass rusher to the depth chart. This doesn’t mean Skipper is guaranteed to make the team’s 53-man roster, but he is another option behind T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith.

Since leaving the Steelers in 2019, Skipper went to the following locations before his most recent stint in Pittsburgh:

Pittsburgh Steelers
New York Giants
Pittsburgh Steelers (2nd stint)
Tennessee Titans
Atlanta Falcons
Tennessee Titans (2nd stint)
Pittsburgh Steelers (3rd stint)

Say what you want about Skipper as a player, but he has shown enough for teams like the Steelers and Titans to keep bringing him back. Whether Skipper can actually stick with the Steelers in his third attempt will be anyone’s guess.

In the meantime, be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the team as they prepare for the rest of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) and mandatory minicamp.


The Steelers have made the signing of Tuzar Skipper official, marking his third stint with the organization.