Steelers Sign RB Rajion Neal To Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers have filled their open practice squad spot, signing running back Rajion Neal, the team has announced today.

Neal, undrafted out of Tennessee in 2014, has spent time with the Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins, and Oakland Raiders. He was released two weeks ago by Oakland so he’s a player who is still in football shape, arguably a big reason why the team added him.

At his Pro Day in 2014, Neal weighed in at 5’11/1, 220 pounds. He ran a 4.57 40 and jumped 38 inches in the vertical.

During his senior year with the Vols, he ran for over 1100 yards and 12 touchdowns while catching 27 passes.

Neal fills the void and helps the numbers at running back left by the release of Isaiah Pead. The team is now at the maximum of 10 players on their practice squad.

 

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  • Shannon Stephenson

    Nice stats and has good size and measureables.

  • frednash

    what was wrong with Pead?

  • Big Joe

    Didn’t the team have him in for a visit during the draft that year? I seem to remember the team looking into him at some point. Or, maybe I was just looking at him as a late round prospect of interest at that time. Don’t know.

  • igloojoe

    Solid choice. I just watched his draftbreakdown tape. He seems like a nice downhill runner who can make a few nice moves, but always seems to be going north south. The biggest issues with him seem to be blocking, top speed, and how he carries the ball when he enters the open field. i will give him credit that he gets the ball nice and tight when he is in traffic, but I would prefer it be there all the time as he lets his arms loosen up when he gets in space. Seems pretty strong, and could probably be a solid backup.

  • igloojoe

    Probably some personal issues with the fact that his friend just got shot. Might be that we didn’t think he would be good. Hard to say as it is all speculation. If the Steelers give him a look next year for the preseason, we will have our answer.

  • Charles Mullins

    I was really hoping Dri was coming back.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    You and me both.

  • rystorm06

    SUPERBOWL!

  • James

    Now that’s funny

  • James

    We need some decent cornerbacks

  • Jason

    Mel Kiper is that you? Lol

  • Jason

    We have some. They just choose to play Blake instead.

  • The GreekGeek

    Dri doesn’t want a PS spot. He is waiting for a 53 spot to open up somewhere.

  • francesco

    Don’t get it…our problem is finding a CB?!
    The next Sherman or Revis!