Isaac Redman Activated – Sonny Harris to Join Practice Squad?

Is undrafted rookie free agent Isaac Redman just the shot in the arm that the Steelers running game needs?

Steelers fans clamoring for Isaac “Redzone” Redman’s promotion to the team’s active roster will soon find out. The Post-Gazette is reporting that Steelers today activated Isaac Redman, who was a preseason goal-line sensation. Redman will not only join the active roster, but will likely dress for Sunday night’s game against San Diego.

The Steelers sudden lack of depth at running back forced the move. Rookie Frank “The Tank” Summers went on injured reserve earlier this week and had back surgery. Willie Parker, suffering from Turf Toe, was ruled out, leaving the team with 2008 first round draft pick Rasshard Mendenhall, Mewelde Moore, and recently resigned Cary Davis as their only healthy ball carriers.

To make room for Redman on the roster, the Steelers released veteran reserve lineman Nick Eason.

Harris to Fill Spot on Practice Squad?

Redman’s promotion opens a sport on the Steelers practice squad. The Steelers had hopped to sign 7th round Sonny Harris to their practice squad, but the Carolina Panther’s had claimed him off of waivers first.

Gerry Dulac, writing in the Post-Gazette Plus, speculated earlier this week that the Steelers might seek to resign Harris to their practice squad, and expressed surprise when that did not happen.

Well, now the Steelers can add Harris to their practice squad and not have to worry about making room for him.

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