Steelers G Nik Embernate Now On Injured Reserve After Clearing Waivers

In case you are scoring at home, Pittsburgh Steelers undrafted free agent guard Nik Embernate did indeed clear waivers and he has reverted back to the injured reserve list following him being waived injured on Saturday.

It is not yet known if Embernate, who tore both the ACL and MCL in his right knee last Thursday during one-on-one linemen drills, has had surgery yet, but if not, it will take place soon.

The San Diego State product was a high-priority free agent signing following the 2013 NFL Draft and there were hopes he would at least make the Steelers practice squad out if training camp if he didn\’t make the 53 man roster.

Embernate has a long recovery ahead of him right now and hopefully he will be able to compete next year for a roster spot.

  • Lamarr56

    Good, I was a little worried he was going to get snatched up. I’m looking forward to seeing him progress and make a push for a roster spot next year.

  • Mike.H

    After surgery, Nik E. has entire year to rehap, watch film, lift weights and aspires for his NFL dreams.

  • Luke Shabro

    Good luck Embernasty. Hope to see you recover fully and make the 53 next year!

  • steeltown

    Good news… and good luck on the road to recovery young man

  • JohnnyV1

    He’s got some good guys on the team who’ve had the same injury, so he’ll at least get some good tips on the rehab process.

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  • Ahmad

    Well at least we got him back. I wish him a speedy recovery.

  • steeltown

    The way our depth looks right now.. he has a strong chance of making the Team as a backup in ’14