Steelers elevate 2 defensive backs for Sunday’s game against the Bills

The Pittsburgh Steelers have increased two gamers to the follow squad forward in their Week 5 matchup with the Buffalo Bills. With cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon already dominated out Friday, and protection Terrell Edmunds being downgraded to out on Saturday, the Steelers have increased cornerback Josh Jackson and protection Elijah Riley.

It used to be reported previous on Saturday that the Steelers signed out of doors linebacker Ryan Anderson to the 53-man roster. In the corresponding transfer, the Steelers launched out of doors linebacker David Anenih.

Josh Jackson used to be a second-round draft pick out through the Green Bay Packers out of Iowa in the 2018 NFL draft. After 3 years in Green Bay the place Jackson performed in 42 video games with 15 begins with 86 tackles and 12 passes protection, he used to be traded to the New York Giants in trade for cornerback Isaac Yiadom. Released through the Giants in October after no longer showing in a game, Jackson landed on the Kansas City Chiefs follow squad the place he used to be increased for two video games and had 4 tackles. Jackson spent the 2022 preseason with the Arizona Cardinals however didn’t make the group. Jackson used to be one in every of the ultimate gamers signed through the Steelers to their 16-man follow squad forward of Week 1.

Last week, Jackson performed 5 snaps on particular groups against the Jets however didn’t see the box on protection.

Undrafted out of Army in 2020, Riley signed with the Philadelphia Eagles following the NFL Draft. Failing to make the 53-man roster, Riley landed on the follow squad and used to be increased for the Eagles matchup against the Steelers. In mid December, Riley used to be signed to the lively roster and completed the season with 5 video games performed however with most effective 4 snaps on protection and 65 on particular groups. Failing to make the Eagles roster once more in 2021, Riley landed again on the follow squad and used to be activated for one game with the Eagles the place he performed 8 particular group snaps. In November, the Jets signed Riley off the Eagles follow squad, the place he performed in seven video games with 386 defensive snaps the place Riley had 1.0 sacks, one cross protection, 45 tackles, and 3 tackles for loss. Landing again with the Jets for 2022, Riley used to be launched when rosters have been trimmed right down to 80 gamers and used to be claimed through the Steelers off waivers.

In his one preseason game with the Steelers in August, Riley performed 46 defensive snaps the place he had 4 tackles and a cross defensed.

Stay tuned to Behind The Steel Curtain as the Steelers get ready to stand the Bills this Sunday at 1 PM in Buffalo.


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