The Pittsburgh Steelers made a roster move on Sunday as wide receiver David Gilreath was promoted from the practice squad to the 53 man roster and rookie nose tackle Alameda Ta\’amu was waived to make room for him.
The Steelers made the move because wide receiver Antonio Brown has been ruled out for the game Monday night against the Kansas City Chiefs with an ankle injury that he sustained in the first half of the game last Sunday against the New York Giants.
Had the Steelers not promoted Gilreath they would have only had three healthy wide receivers on the roster.
This move was likely made on Sunday as the Steelers are just now announcing it in hopes that Ta\’amu makes it through waivers.
The Steelers signed former penn State wide receiver Derrick Moye to the practice squad this past week, so the promotion of Gilreath means that they now have an open spot. Ta\’amu is expected to be signed to the practice squad on Tuesday.