Steelers To Sign LB Matt Galambos To Practice Squad On Tuesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers will fill their open practice squad spot on Tuesday and linebacker Matt Galambos is the player expected to be signed to the 10-man unit.

According to Casey Muir, the Director of Client Management at Octagon, Galambos has been signed back to the practice squad and the Steelers are expected to formerly announce the move on Tuesday.

Galambos, who wad with the Steelers all of training camp and the preseason, was one of the team’s original practice squad players in Week 1. The rookie undrafted free agent out of Pittsburgh was released from the practice squad nearly two weeks ago so that the team could sign linebacker L.J. Fort to the 10-man unit.

Fort was signed off the Steelers practice squad on Saturday and played in the team’s Sunday game against the Chicago Bears.

During the preseason, Galambos registered 6 total defensive tackles, 3 special teams tackles, an interception and a pass defensed.

  • RMSteeler

    If I remember right, he had a slow start to camp and peaked in preseason. I wouldn’t have known much about him if not for Alex’s reports.

  • steeltown

    Good signing. The young guy looked pretty good.

  • Douglas Andrews

    The question becomes are the Steelers going to keep LJ Fort on the 53. If not this might become a revolving door for Galambos.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    I know this isn’t a big moving piece but I still stand by there being no place for Timmons, for the people who have brought that idea up due to the Miami situation. There are 2 good starters at the position and 2 young depth guys they really like and now they bring another young one back to the PS and Johnson seems to be permanently on call.

  • Rotten Sircus

    So who gets cut is my question ..? ???

  • Phil Brenneman II

    From the article it sounds like they had an open spot. Might have coincided with Fort coming up and off of the squad.

  • NinjaMountie

    I like him but I think he’s a little too slow. A 4.94 at pro day is, well….slow.

  • MC

    So many movements at the backup ILB spots.

  • Matthew Marczi

    That’s correct. They never added anybody to take Fort’s place until they signed Galambos back.

  • Paul Rainey

    No one misses a tackle faster than Shazier.

  • Jeff Papiernik

    Vince Williams wasn’t exactly stellar on Sunday

  • John Noh

    So, are they now going to cut both LJ Fort and Steven Johnson?

  • LucasY59

    why, so they can promote Galambos? hes on the PS. the Steelers have kept 5 ILBs on the roster most yrs so keeping Matt on the PS gives them the 5 ILB bodies they are used to having for practice and stuff, I think its that they thought Fort was better than SJ and that Galambos has PS eligibility, I think Forts spot is definitely safe (even if they decided to bring back Johnson they would drop Galambos and move LJ to the PS)

  • LucasY59

    I agree they have enough bodies and bringing back the old Vet would be going in the wrong direction, only situation I see him coming back is if one of the top 3 guys (Shaz, VW, Red) get hurt and go to the IR, BUT Timmons also has to be cut for that to happen, and that hasnt happened yet…

  • LucasY59

    yes, I think this addition to the PS shows that LJ has the roster spot pretty secure and SJ is only going to be brought back if one of the ILBs on the 53 get injured

  • John Noh

    Sorry, there is no sarcasm font on Disqus. I meant this with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek. I was goofing on the on-going cut/re-sign saga involving Fort and Johnson.

  • Phil Brenneman II

    Neither was Shazier, Mitchell, Roethlisberger, Bell, the OL, Bryant…..so, who we bringing in to replace all of those guys?

  • Jeff Papiernik

    Those other guys are proven. Williams is not.

  • LucasY59

    yeah, seems like a revolving door that has a good chance of turning some more before the season is over (but I dont expect it to change much in the next few weeks)

  • Phil Brenneman II

    Williams is more or less as proven as any of them. He has enough starts for us to know pretty much who he is and he has been a good starter for us. Not great sure, but Shazier hasn’t been great a lot of the time either.