Now that the 2022 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 2022 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.
As players wait to see if their dreams of landing on an NFL roster can still become a reality, many are in talks with teams to join their practice squad in case they are not claimed off 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
John Leglue is staying in Pittsburgh after all. The versatile OL just signed to the practice squad, per source.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) August 31, 2022
Looks like the #Steelers are bringing WR Cody White and OLB Hamilcar Rashed back to their practice squad.— Alan Saunders (@ASaunders_PGH) August 31, 2022
Eight players are announced
Former #Lions CB Mark Gilbert, cousin of Darrelle Revis, is signing today with the #Steelers practice squad, per source. Gilbert was with Pittsburgh last season before Detroit signed him to their active roster. Steelers get him back now.— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) September 1, 2022
#Steelers adding interesting name to D-line room — Renell Wren, a fourth-round pick by the Bengals in 2019, is joining Pittsburgh’s practice squad, per source. Steelers hope he’s a better fit in a 3-4 scheme.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) September 1, 2022
Three more players were officially announced
The Steelers are signing veteran safety Andrew Adams to their practice squad. Adams spent the past four seasons with the Buccaneers after playing his first two seasons with the Giants. He's played in 87 career games with 35 starts.— Ray Fittipaldo (@rayfitt1) September 5, 2022
Rumors of former Steelers signing elsewhere
Chiefs sign Chris Oladokun to their practice squad, per a league source.— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) August 31, 2022
Giants signed Wyatt Davis, Henry Mondeaux, Tony Jefferson and Charles Wiley to the practice squad, cutting Darren Evans, Garrett McGhin, Nate Meadors and Roy Mbaeteka— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 1, 2022