.@steelers sign DE Ethan Hemer, DB Jordan Sullen & OL Adam Gettis to PS; release WR Derek Moye & place CB Shaq Richardson on PS/IR List.
— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) October 15, 2014
The Pittsburgh Steelers gamble with Wesley Johnson coupled with additional injuries suffered during the loss to Cleveland have forced additional roster changes.
To replace Ross Ventrone on the practice squad the Steelers signed defensive back Jordan Sullen. To provide additional insurance now that Steve McLendon is injured, the Steelers signed defensive end Ethan Hemer. Taking Johnson’s space, figuratively, is offensive lineman Adam Gettis.
The moves cost Derek Moye his spot on the practice squad and also forced 5th round pick Shaquille Richardson to the injured reserve list, ending his season before it began.
For Good or For Ill, Defensive Line Shake Up Coming
2nd round pick out of Notre Dame Stephon Tuitt should get his first start this week vs. the Texans.
- As Jim Wexell has pointed out, if Stephon Tuitt starts, he’ll be the first Steelers defensive lineman to start since Casey Hampton in the 2001 AFC Championship game.
As Cam Thomas has shown he is no Al Woods both fans and the press have been calling for Tuitt to get more time. Thomas however will start at nose tackle, but Dan McCullers will likely be activated this week as he is the lone nose tackle.