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Pittsburgh Steelers release Isaiah Pead and promote RB Fitzgerald Toussaint from the practice squad

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The Pittsburgh Steelers made a roster move before the team made the cross country trek to play the Seattle Seahawks.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have made a rare roster move prior to the team leaving for the Pacific Northwest to play the Seattle Seahawks.

The team released RB Isaiah Pead and promoted RB Fitzgeral Toussaint from their practice squad. The move begs several questions as Pead was signed by the Steelers and placed on the active roster when Le'Veon Bell was lost for the season with a torn MCL. Toussaint was on the team's practice squad at that time, but the team selected Pead to take Bell's roster spot over Toussaint.

Nonetheless, the team has curiously released Pead and Toussaint now finds himself on the active roster. Toussaint spent 2014 on the Baltimore Ravens practice squad, but was released when teams trim their roster to the 53-man standard.

The reason for Pead's release was not released by the team, but Tomlin talked highly of Pead coming off the bye week in his weekly press conference Tuesday.