Steelers Sign CB Antonio Crawford; Waive RB Brandon Brown-Dukes

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a few transactions ahead of their Wednesday practice as one running back was waived and one cornerback signed to take his place on the 90-man roster.

Waived on Wednesday was running back Brandon Brown-Dukes and that’s not surprising being as the Mercyhurst product didn’t get much playing time in the first two preseason games due to several players being ahead of him on the depth chart.

The Steelers signed cornerback Antonio Crawford to take the place of Brown-Dukes on the roster and this is likely because fellow cornerback Greg Ducre injured an ankle on Sunday.

Crawford who ended his college career at West Virginia after starting it at Miami, played inΒ 47 total games between the two schools. He registered 83 total tackles, one interception and 14 total pass breakups.

At his 2017 pro day, Crawford measured in at 5-10, 184-pounds. He ran the 40-yard-dash in 4.56-seconds and had a nice short shuttle time of 4.11-seconds to go along with a 6.95-second 3-cone time.

  • pittsburghjoe

    BBD will be back by next Wednesday if history repeats.

  • Steelers12

    lol

  • Steelers12

    until next time BBD

  • Conserv_58

    Ducre was showing some game too. Without knowing the severity of the injury, it seems to me that he incurred the dreaded high ankle sprain which, like ham string injuries, can linger for a long time.

  • John Noh

    LOL. As BBD Turns.

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  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Trey Williams probably saved his roster spot on the 90 with that punt return.

  • SilverSteel

    He may need one more good showing for MT to bite. One rose doesn’t make a summer…

  • SilverSteel

    I think he has been on and off the PS 14 times. Incredible 😳

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Agree; that’s why I said 90 and not 53.

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  • Rotten Sircus

    From what I know about Crawford is he’s not good in coverage but does lower the boom when he tackles !!! Might be a good thing I hope !!! BBD didn’t even play in the first two games have they seen enough from him ? ??

  • TrappenWeisseGuy ;

    For his sake I hope he takes the hint to get on with his life.