Throughout the chaos which ensued by the Pittsburgh Steelers claiming Jacoby Jones off waivers from the San Diego Chargers and cutting Dri Archer was a little publicized bit of news surrounding one of the team's most versatile offensive players, Tyler Murphy.
Murphy has bounced around the team's 53-man roster, as well as the practice squad, with his most recent stint on the team's official roster being to back up Landry Jones in the team's Week 8 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Murphy's ability to play both QB and WR has made him an attractive option for the team to stash on their practice squad.
However, when the team promoted Doran Grant to their active roster, it was Murphy who was released from the team. A player has to clear waivers, 24 hours, before the team can re-sign them to the practice squad.
It's official that WR/QB Tyler Murphy is back on the Steelers' practice squad.— Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) November 5, 2015
The Steelers did just that Thursday by re-signing Murphy to the practice squad. Believe it or not, but it has been Murphy, the undrafted quarterback from Boston College who saw more offensive snaps and touches in the regular season than Archer, a third round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
The Steelers like Murphy as a wide receiver, and after the 2015 season will likely be competing for a spot on the team's wide receiver depth chart entering the 2016 season.