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Steelers Sign Former Lions Safety.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers add a defensive back to their roster.

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have made another change on their practice squad, signing safety Jalen Elliott while releasing outside linebacker David Perales.

Elliott spent time with the Steelers during training camp but was released prior to the final roster trim. The former Notre Dame defensive back returns as part of the practice squad while the team prepares to lose Minkah Fitzpatrick to a hamstring injury, potentially.

As of now, Fitzpatrick is only ruled out for Week 9 against the Tennessee Titans. If he was to miss more time, Elliott or Trenton Thompson could be candidates to be elevated to the active roster.

Elliott, 25, went undrafted before spending the 2021 season with the Detroit Lions. He played eight games, including one start, recording 12 tackles. According to Pro Football Focus, he allowed an 83.3% completion rate on passes thrown his way, including two catches for touchdowns.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are ready for a move.

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have been named a landing spot for multiple potential trade candidates, and with the deadline approaching, they’re listening to offers.

Head coach Mike Tomlin stated that the Steelers are “open for business” in response to a question about their availability at the deadline.

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The Steelers could approach a number of teams for different positions. Many analysts have pushed for them to make a move for a cornerback, and with the injury to Minkah Fitzpatrick, they could add safety to their list of needs.

Pittsburgh has been linked to Denver Broncos’ Justin Simmons and Chicago Bears’ Jaylon Johnson and was even named odds-on favorites for Titans’ DeAndre Hopkins.

Broncos’ cornerback Patrick Surtain II has also been talked about as a fit for the Steelers. And even Carolina Panthers edge rusher Brian Burns has been tossed in the conversation.

Pittsburgh has been active at the deadline, making two moves last season to trade Chase Claypool and acquire William Jackson.

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