Recapping The Steelers 2015 Transactions

The Pittsburgh Steelers made quite a few transactions in 2015 and below is recap of all of them that have taken place since Week 1 of the season.

9/23/15 RB Le’Veon Bell Activated to 53-Man Roster

Bell was forced to miss the first two games of the season due to suspension.

9/23/15 WR/QB Tyler Murphy Waived

Murphy surprisingly made the 53-man roster out of training camp mostly as a result of Martavis Bryant being suspended for the first four games of the season. He played very few snaps, however.

9/24/15 WR/QB Tyler Murphy Signed to Practice Squad

After clearing waivers, Murphy was signed to the practice squad.

9/24/15 WR Isaiah Burse Released from Practice Squad

We barely knew Burse, who was released from the practice squad to make room for Murphy.

9/29/15 C/G B.J. Finney Signed to Practice Squad

Finney injured in ankle during the Steelers final preseason game and that resulted in him being waived so that he could recover. Once he did, he was signed to the practice squad and eventually was given a huge raise in order to prevent him from being poached by another team.

9/29/15 C Barrett Jones Released from Practice Squad

Jones was let go in order to make room for Finney.

9/30/15 DE Caushaud Lyons Waived

Lyons started the season on the 53-man roster after being claimed off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

9/30/15 LB Anthony Chickillo Promoted to 53-man roster

Chickillo, who was drafted in the sixth-round this year by the Steelers, was promoted to the 53-man roster in order to keep him from being poached by another team.

10/2/15 DE Caushaud Lyons Signed to Practice Squad

After clearing waivers, Lyons was signed to the practice squad where he currently resides.

10/3/15 K Josh Scobee Released

Scobee was horrible in his first four games and released after the team’s Week 4 loss.

10/3/15 K Chris Boswell Signed to 53-Man Roster

Boswell was signed off of the street to replace Scobee.

10/13/15 WR Martavis Bryant Activated to 53-Man Roster

After sitting out the first five games due to a four-game suspension and a minor knee injury, Bryant was finally activated from the Reserve/Suspended list to the 53-man roster.

10/13/15 S Ross Ventrone Waived

A hamstring injury in Week 5 resulted in Ventrone being the odd man out in order to make room for Bryant.

10/19/15 T/G Kelvin Beachum Reserve/Injured List

Beachum suffered a left knee injury in Week 6 and was thus lost for the remainder of the season.

10/19/15 OT Byron Stingily Signed to 53-Man Roster

Stingily was signed to take Beachum’s roster spot. He has yet to dress for a game since being signed.

10/24/15 CB Cortez Allen Reserve/Injured List

After playing in the regular-season opener, Allen never saw the field again due to knee injury and was eventually shut down for the season.

10/24/15 WR/QB Tyler Murphy Promoted to 53-man roster

Murphy was promoted to serve as the backup quarterback in Week 7 due to Ben Roethlisberger and Mike Vick being sidelined with injuries.

10/27/15 CB Isaiah Frey Signed to Practice Squad

Frey was signed to fill the open spot on the practice squad that was vacated by Murphy.

11/2/15 RB Le’Veon Bell Reserve/Injured List

Bell was lost for the remainder of the season due to a knee injury that occurred in Week 8.

11/2/15 RB Isaiah Pead Signed to 53-Man Roster

Pead was signed off of the street to take Bell’s spot on the roster.

11/4/15 CB Doran Grant Promoted to 53-man roster

Grant, who was drafted in the fourth-round this year by the Steelers, was promoted to the 53-man roster in order to keep him from being poached by another team.

11/4/15 WR/QB Tyler Murphy Waived

Murphy was the odd man out to make room for Grant on the 53-man roster.

11/5/15 WR/KR Jacoby Jones Claimed off Waivers (from San Diego)

WTF?

11/5/15 WR/RB Dri Archer Waived

Archer was let go to in order to make room for Jones.

11/5/15 WR/QB Tyler Murphy Signed to Practice Squad

After clearing waivers, Murphy was added back to the practice squad and filled the spot Grant had.

11/27/15 RB Fitzgerald Toussaint Promoted to 53-man roster

Toussaint was likely promoted in order to prevent him from being poached.

11/27/15 RB Isaiah Pead Waived

Pead was let go to make room for Toussaint on the 53-man roster.

12/1/15 RB Rajion Neal Signed to Practice Squad

Neal was signed to fill Toussaint’s spot on the practice squad.

12/28/15 FB Roosevelt Nix Reserve/Injured List

A foot injury in Week 16 ended Nix’s season.

12/28/15 LB L.J. Fort Promoted to 53-man roster

Fort was promoted to fill Nix’s roster spot.

12/28/15 S Ross Ventrone Signed to Practice Squad

Ventrone filled Fort’s spot on the practice squad.

1/1/15 S Ross Ventrone Promoted to 53-man roster

Grant’s groin injury is likely what led to this transaction as Ventrone will likely be needed on special teams.

1/1/15 WR/KR Jacoby Jones Waived

Jones was waived in order to make room for Ventrone on the 53-man roster.

  • pittfan

    Jacoby comment. Lmao

  • CP72

    Is Dri even on a roster? I know he had offers. I’m just speculating, but maybe Dri doesn’t really love football. Doesn’t seem anxious to reclaim a spot back in the league.

  • dany

    real odd considerig the steelers offered him a spot on the PS. Of course he could also be regretting not accepting it by now and we just dont know. The team many of us thought would sign him, patriots, just signed old man steven jackson over him!

  • SteveM2

    It became painfully obvious that Dri Archer didn’t like contact.