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Steelers sign rookie OLB Anthony Chickillo to 53-man roster; release DE Caushaud Lyons

The Pittsburgh Steelers promoted OLB Anthony Chickillo to their 53-man roster, and released DE Caushaun Lyons to make room for the 6th round draft pick from Miami.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers made a roster transaction, and it involved one of their 2015 draft picks.

As reported by Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the team promoted their 6th round draft pick, Anthony Chickillo from their practice squad, and to sign him to the team's 53-man roster they created room by waiving defensive end Caushaud Lyons. Lyons, a rookie who was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was acquired the same day as Ross Cockrell after the team navigated their way to their 53-man roster

The promotion of Chickillo could point to the fact another team might have wanted to sign him off the Steelers' practice squad. By promoting Chickillo, it prevents any other NFL team from possibly signing the former Miami Hurricane DE/OLB.

As for Lyons, the team seems very interested in bringing him back on the 10-man practice squad if/when he clears waivers.