Steelers Waive K Danny Hrapmann; Sign RB Jeremy Wright

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham booted a 60-yard field goal a few days ago in practice and on Friday his competition was booted out of Latrobe as Danny Hrapmann was waived so that the team could sign another running back.

Replacing Hrapmann on the 90 man roster will be Jeremy Wright, who was originally signed by the New York Giants out of Louisville as an undrafted free agent.

Wright rushed for 1,485 yards and 15 touchdowns on 343 carries during his three years at Louisville. In addition, he also returned 40 kickoffs for 998 yards and a touchdown.

During his March pro day, the 5-9, 197-pound Wright reportedly ran a 4.5 forty time and 4.17 short-shuttle.

Although his knee injury is not believed to be serious, the signing of Wright likely means that rookie Le\’Veon Bell will not play Monday night against the Washington Redskins. Also currently banged up is Isaac Redman, who reportedly suffered a stinger Thursday.

  • steeltown

    Wright had a pretty decent ’12 season… I think this could mean that both Le’Veon and Redman might not be playing Monday night, they wont want to overuse LSH either, so it makes sense to bring in another RB body

    Probably get a heavy dose of Dwyer and Batch in the 1st Half, then Alexander and Wright in the 3rd and 4th Qtrs

  • 2443scott

    maybe hes another guy put in for kick off returns

  • MP34

    Hrapmann could be a solid kicker, I hope he gets a shot somewhere.

  • steeltown

    Hrapmann looks like a talented kid in my eyes, I agree


    Hrapmann needs an agent, it was pretty pointless him trying with us again this year

  • CW


  • joed32

    They might even bring him back on Tuesday when they no longer need the RB.

  • steeltown

    I would think (hope) so

  • James Kling

    Makes sense.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Has Hrapmann even missed a kick in preseason. not sure he can do much more…lol

  • Brandon Andrews

    Does not mean Bell wont play to me, Dwyer is awful on special teams.

  • NW86

    Nope, not last season or this season. AND, his kickoffs regularly go out of the back of the endzone. He couldn’t do any more, but when you have a proven guy, there’s just nothing you can do unless that guy screws up.