The Post-Gazette is reporting that undrafted rookie free agent Isaac Redman has cleared waivers and rejoined the Steelers via the practice squad.
Nicknamed “Redzone Redman” by his teammates for his ability to score from the goal line was a surprise hit during the preseason and many Steelers fans took issue with the team’s decision to cut him after his strong showing against Carolina the other night.
Other Rookies Return
The Steelers also resigned rookies:
A.Q. Shipley, Center
Steve McLendon, Defensive Lineman
Justin Vincent, Running Back
Tyler Grisham, Wide Receiver
Two Practice Squad Vets Return
Two “veterans” will also join the practice squad, tight Dezmond Sherrod and linebacker Donovan Woods. Sherrod spent 2008 on the Steelers practice squad with Woods, who played on the active roster for five games.
The One the Got Away
The Steelers were not so lucky with seventh round draft pick Sonny Harris. Pittsburgh waived him and hoped to bring him back to the practice squad, but the Carolina Panthers claimed him off of waivers instead.
Best of luck to you Sonny.
The Steelers have an additional sport remaining on their pratice squad, and are actively shopping for offensive lineman who can provide depth, although it is generally believed that Steelers are looking for guards or tackles who can join the active roster.