Steelers Add WR Marcus Tucker To Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a practice squad move on Tuesday as wide receiver Marcus Tucker was signed to the 10-man unit and he fills the open spit that was created when cornerback Al-Hajj Shabazz was promoted to the 53-man roster on Saturday.

Tucker, was with the Steelers during training camp. He was signed originally after being invited by the Steelers to take part in the team’s rookie mini camp on a tryout basis. During the preseason, Tucker caught 3 passes for 23 yards. He was waived this past September during the final round of cuts.

Tucker, who reportedly measured in at his March pro day at 5-10, 192 pounds, led Northern Michigan last season in receptions (79), tied for first in receiving touchdowns (9) and ranked second in receiving yards (813).

The addition of Tucker to the practice squad is probably related to veteran wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey suffering a mid-foot injury during the first-half of Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He’s expected to be sidelined a while with his injury.

  • Steelers12

    anyone know anything about the kid

  • John A Stewart

    5-10 sweet JESUS

  • Joey

    This is the kid, I BELIEVE, who asked if Mike Tomlin could wish his mom a Happy Mother’s Day. Tomlin then proceeded to tell her that they were going to add Marcus to the 90 man roster.

  • Steelers12

    thanks im aware of the training camp story but what is his best attribute

  • Joey

    Sorry, assumed you literally meant ANYTHING haha.

  • Steelers12

    no problem i miss-worded it my fault

  • Rocksolid20

    All I know is we could have signed Josh Harris on the cheap .

  • Alex Kozora

    Adjusts to the football well. Fluid athlete.

  • LucasY59

    DHB to IR??? with Wheat being sidelined and Coates and Eli having minor injuries they have really tested the depth of one of the deepest positions they have on the roster

  • Daniel

    Well maybe perhaps he can make his mommy happy if lights it up

  • Rotten Sircus

    We don’t need WR’s ..I do believe that’s our strongest position group. I rather we went for a pass rusher instead !

  • Matt Manzo

    He made some plays in the beginning of camp, right? But I always got him mixed up with the CB that was competing with Bazz!

  • Alex Kozora

    He occasionally flashed. Nothing too crazy though.

  • A Football Fan

    The Quality Man
    We have pass rushers.but instead of rushing 4 we have to have use one to drop back to help out on our totally ineffective Passing defense. Same with Line Backers one has to drop back and help the non-functioning Passing defense. Therefore our rushing is not working because the Pass defense Scheme is so bad we steal from DLs nd LBs. On top of that Steelers’ Offense uses too much horizontal passing’ trying to keep the Defense off the field and suffers more.
    Nothing will get better until we install a new Passing Defense Scheme. Like Baltimore did in 2014. It worked good for Ravens on Sunday.