Report: Steelers Signing Pittsburgh Power WR James Shaw
Tuesday is an off day for the Pittsburgh Steelers but they reportedly did make a roster move.
According to Ian Rapoport on the NFL Network, the team is signing free agent wide receiver James Shaw, who just wrapped up his season with Pittsburgh Power of the Arena League.
Shaw entered the league in 2013 with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent out of Jacksonville State.
After failing to make the Panthers 53 man roster, Shaw was signed to their practice squad for a short period of time.
In order to make room on the 90 man roster for Shaw, the Steelers likely waived a young wide receiver. While there’s been no official word from the team, it very well could be C.J. Goodwin that’s sent packing as he’s been battling a shoulder injury for several practices.
Shaw played in 44 games at Jacksonville State. He moved to wide receiver for the final three seasons after lining up in the secondary as a freshman. Produced 69 receptions for 815 yards and eight touchdowns and gained 87 rushing yards on 23 attempts. He also averaged 22.5 yards on 37 kickoff returns and returned five punts for 40 yards.