Steelers Sign WR Devon Wylie To Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers filled the open spot on their practice Wednesday following the Tuesday promotion of cornerback Isaiah Green to the 53 man roster by signing wide receiver Devon Wylie.

Wylie was originally selected 107th overall, in the 4th round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs out of Fresno State and was most recently a member of the Arizona Cardinals practice squad.

During his rookie season with the Chiefs, Wylie saw action in six games where he caught six passes for 53 yards. In addition, he also returned five punts for 26 yards and nine kickoffs for another 191 yards while with the Chiefs.

The Steelers are still without the services of rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton, who continues to work his way back from a pinky injury, so Wylie will likely help in taking a few reps during practice.

  • Eric

    What does this say about Justin Brown and Kashif Moore? I am also still dumbfounded that Baxter got cut loose and not resigned.

  • Christopher Wilkes

    Probably the best punt returner on the team now lol.

  • Ken

    We need a kickoff returner… I don’t care what Felix 40 time is, he looks slow as Christmas.

  • steeltown

    3WRs on our practice squad???

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  • Eric

    We do not return many kickoffs, but it looks like Felix starts slow while he is looking for a lane.

  • steeltown

    Except Wylie is on the PS… where we already have 2 other WRs who can also return kicks….. am I missing something here

    Felix is doing an admirable job on kick returns, its punt returns we need improvement on

  • dgh57

    If we need 3 of anything on the PS it needs to be OL not WR!

  • Afrazier9

    Yeah i don’t understand either we need OL piled up on the practice squad

  • Afrazier9

    Is it me or are we just over doing it with TE and WR on practice squad and Inactive players we are falling below the standard

  • Chad H

    I wouldn’t want someone back on my PS that beat out Carter for an active roster spot either???
    Dumb move!

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    A “Wes Welker type” 🙂

  • TheBlitz

    Maybe Baxter is not in good terms with the organisation.

  • Jonas

    Perhaps Devon Wylie was to good to pass in Mann’s opinion?
    It shouldn’t be a tactical roster move with two WR already on the Squad

  • Dr. Doom

    Maybe he thought he had arrived, and didn’t need to put work in. You can have all the ability in the world (Kendrell Bell) but if its not there between the ears it does not matter.

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    This dude got mad return game. I remember wanting him, would be a great potential at slot if we ever develop him into one. Really smallish and fragile though

  • Chad H

    That’s possible, he beat out Carter and Garvin ended up on the PS I’m sure his attitude is let me go somewhere else. There maybe more to it I wish we had inside knowledge on this one. He impressed me more than anyone during preseason.

  • sean mcmartin

    Moye???? he is the tallest WR they have and they don’t even try to play him.????

  • cencalsteeler

    This team is starting to stock pile a lot of players out of Fresno. I am very familiar with Wylie and this kid is good. His work ethic is phenomenal and he is a speed demon. Best comparison would be Rainey (though he’s not rb) or Dunn. I would like to see him injected into our return game asap, this kid has skills. He can replace both Brown on punt returns and Jones on kickoffs.

  • sean mcmartin

    another small receiver??? It would seem their obvious need is O-Line..what is it with TE and WR fascination..

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I said the same thing a few day ago…something must have happened between Baxter and the organization.

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    I understand the confusion and frustration; however why do you sign a guy to PS if he can’t crack a 53-men roster? What’s point of that if there’s surplus of FA O-linemen that you could sign and plug them in? WRs is high in demand now, O-line aren’t. Those three WRs we have on PS not only could contribute on special team but as an actual receiver too.

    Kyle jolly? Kyle Long? Those players DON’Tbelong to this league.

  • Dr. Doom

    There maybe no viable candidates for OL

  • Dr. Doom

    Could it possibly be that Moye can not separate from NFL level corners?

  • Dr. Doom

    I thought the same the first time I saw Brett Kiesel.

  • sean mcmartin

    Not sure he seemed to get open in pre-season, he uses his body to shield out the DB’s kinda like Boldin. Im saying he is tall and red zone would be a good place for him and miller at the same time..

  • sean mcmartin

    I’m thinking the O-line will get at least two more injuries this year. and they still have whimper on the roster..
    They should get an OT in house now to learn the playbook. especially since Levi will not cost them anything. Not saying starks , but there has to be a more talented guy than whimper not playing this year.
    too bad Tomlin doesn’t have a brother who coaches in the NFL to give us one, Like the backdoor boldin trade

  • Wylie is a hell of a returner.

  • Yeah, loved the kid at Fresno State

  • Maybe. That was a knock on him in college too.

  • Wylie is real nice with the ball in his hands.

  • Isaac Reveles

    the steelers have the worst starting position in the league. kick off and punt returns are important. i thought they should have kept Dunn, felix jones cant return a kick off to the 20 yard line.

  • SteveM2

    In college, Moye took a guy named Patrick Peterson to school during a bowl game….or, doesn’t that count for anything?

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    Wish things were that easy like the video game “Madden”, huh? Those OTs came with price, believe me.

  • In college, I watched him for four seasons, not just one game…
    I really like Derek, he is a friend of a friend. But he can struggle to separate and be intimidated by physical press coverage.