Steelers Sign Chris Scott To Practice Squad, Release John Malecki
The merry-go-round of Steelers transactions continues today as recently released offensive lineman Chris Scott has cleared waivers and has been signed to the Steelers practice squad today according to Steelers Digest. Scott was released on Wednesday to make room for tackle Max Starks on the 53 man roster. To make room on the practice squad for Scott, offensive lineman and former University of Pittsburgh product, John Malecki was cut.
Malecki was originally signed by the Steelers on August 4th and saw limited action in preseason mostly at center. He was released during the Steelers final cutdowns and signed to the 8 man practice squad to start the season. Scott is the Steelers 2010 5th round draft pick that spent most of his rookie season on PUP due to a foot injury. He was activated from PUP to the active roster after Starks went down with his season ending neck injury last year.
Scott entered the preseason as the leader to claim the starting right guard spot, but fell out of favor quickly due to his play in the first two preseason games.