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Steelers Sign C/G David Snow To 53 Man Roster; Sign CB Brandon Jones To Practice Squad


The Pittsburgh Steelers filled the 53rd spot on the roster on Tuesday as it was announced they have signed C/G David Snow.

Snow was originally signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2012 out of Texas. After spending time on the practice squad of the Bills this season, Snow was promoted to their 53 man roster in the middle of October. In 2012, Snow played in five games, including two starts at center for the Bills.

During his four year career at Texas, Snow played in all 52 games.

In addition to Snow, the Steelers also signed cornerback Brandon Jones to their practice squad and released cornerback Devin Smith to make room for him. Jones was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Rutgers back in May.

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  • SG

    So there will be snow for the game…they’ll need both him and it.

  • Matt Manzo

    This means they’re fine with Whimper filling in at tackle if need be, right? And which position did Snow play more at in college, G or C? And FINALLY we got someone from Rutgers! They remind me of the Cinn Bearcats players decades ago!

  • Mike.H

    Does Tomlin, Colbert or OL Coach Bicknell decide to sign Mr. Snow or a group effort committee?

  • treeher

    I don’t know why we keep a practice squad. Just pick up cast offs from around the league whenever you need a body.

  • T R

    i thought folks said devin smith was great pick up.. hmmm how quicky things change.. lol

  • Mike.H

    trolling or bad day with the downvote?

  • Luke Shabro

    I would like to see Arnfelt activated from the PS

  • Mike.H

    Okay, I’ll vent here: Gave away 4 early season games by wide margins and now couldn’t pay enuff attention to win the tight games.

    I feel like an angry parent scolding at a problem child, cept they make 50x times more $$ than me, so I’ll shug the fugg up.

  • Tom

    Crossing my fingers that he has more talent than the Buffalo Bill lineman that was signed in 2010.

  • Kevin Gobleck

    what ever happened with Terry Hawthorne?

  • Eric

    Can he play offensive tackle?

  • Eric

    He sucked in camp. Did not know how to turn hid head when the receiver turned his.

  • joed32

    The guys on the practice squad are allowed to practice with the team. They and some of the fringe players on the 53 play on the “scout” team where they represent the team that we’re playing that week. They run that teams favorite plays, etc. If they weren’t on the PS they wouldn’t be able to be activated and already know the Steeler’s playbook on short notice.

  • treeher

    I think you missed my point. We keep bringing in cast off OL instead of activating practice squad. Yes, Velas was a hit, and we’ll see about Wallace, but others have been busts and haven’t even gotten on the field before they’re gone.

  • steeltown

    Jones has good size at 6’1 and I read somewhere he had 9PDs and a Team leading 5INTs his senior year. Not too shabby. More than anything im just glad he has size (i.e. taller than 5’10)

  • Steeler Wheeler

    Me too. This is a time where a 2-13 will snipe a player with potential off a practice squad.

    I know there is a ’3 week active’ rule for guys swiped from other team’s practice squad…anyone know of this applies over two seasons if you swipe a guy in week 16?

  • Steeler Wheeler

    Think where this team came from. Pouncey out, Beachum in…then Wallace, who was excellent, but still a learning curve. Adams at LT was about as bad as anyone has aver played the position. Absolutely terrible TE play (including Paulson fumble) in Miller’s absence and he too, is going through a recovery period and has not played his best. Redman in for Dwyer and no Bell, and Jones looked decent but his fumble was key in a loss. Other side of the ball was so much better, only losing the veteran signal caller at a position where the backups really weren’t worthy of a roster spot…all backup ILB not even good enough to outplay a 200 pound safety:(

    Every team has their shit to deal with, much of the Steelers came early and ultimately, they did not “give away games by wide margins” …all four loses were one possession games at some point in the 4th quarter.

    Everyone knew coming in that this team was very thin at many spots and a large amount of rookies would be making the roster. Having too many September injuries was painful….if only they were spread out a bit maybe we’d be looking at 7-5?

    Question now is can Cody Wallace and Guy Whimper lead us to victory…and, more importantly, Will Ike Taylor shut down that Prima Donna idiot from Miami?

  • george

    So who plays RG Sunday if Decastro can’t go? Whimper replaces Beachum and Wallace has already replaced Velasco.

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