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.
We have waived RB Brandon Brown-Dukes, and signed CB Antonio Crawford.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 23, 2017
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 in 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.