Titans Sign DE Caushaud Lyons To Reserve/Future Contract

Of the 10 players that ended the 2016 season on the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad, eight were signed to Reserve/Future contracts by the team on Monday. Defensive end Caushaud Lyons was one of the two practice squad players not signed by the Steelers to future contracts on Monday and on Tuesday he signed one with the Tennessee Titans.

Lyons not being signed by the Steelers is not overly surprising and especially being as the team chose to promote fellow defensive end Johnny Maxey to the 53-man roster over him late in the regular season.

The Steelers originally claimed Lyons off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers just prior to the start of the 2015 regular season. After spending the first three weeks of that season on the Steelers 53-man roster, Lyons was waived and ultimately signed to the practice squad where he remained the rest of the year.

Lyons was back with the Steelers in 2016 after signing a futures contract in January and after failing to make the final 53-man roster out of training camp he once again found himself back on the 10-man practice squad.

The fact that Lyons signed with the Titans isn’t overly surprising at all when you consider that Dick LeBeau continues to oversee their defense. We’ll now have to wait and see if Lyons can make the Titans final 53-man roster in 2017.

In case you’re curious, linebacker Shaquille Riddick is the other player who finished the 2016 season on the Steelers practice squad who has yet to sign a future contract as of Tuesday afternoon.

  • Jason

    First Ben hints at retirement now this. Can this day get any worse?

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Lyons saw the writing on the wall…either we did not resign him or if we did want to seeing Walton and Maxey ahead of him he probably felt he has a better chance elsewhere

  • steelmann58

    Well hope they sign him we can use depth at OLB

  • Rotten Sircus

    This is coach LeBeau seeking revenge …Lol

  • LucasY59

    our pets heads are falling off!!!

  • Steve

    Ben has hinted in the past retirement. It was a hugh let down for him playing so well and getting beat so bad. I would feel the same and can see his point of view. Give Ben some time to heal, then he will be back. Ben is a warrior.

  • Steve

    I wish Lyons well.

  • Jason

    It was sarcasm Steve. We all know Ben’s not leaving.

  • Jason

    We should be the ones seeking revenge on him for the last few years of garbage we sat through with his defense. Yes we got carved up by Brady but this D made big strides throughout the year. Many forget Brady putting 55 on the board in 2013 against Mastermind Lebeau. I know your post was a joke but i needed to get that out there. Lol