The @Steelers put Suisham on IR; Stingily was waived/injured. Signed were rookie RB Braylon Heard and veteran WR David Nelson.
— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) August 12, 2015
As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers placed place kicker Shaun Suisham on injured reserve. Suisham, who has kicked for the Steelers since mid 2010, tore his ACL after the opening kickoff in the in the Steelers 14-3 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in the preseason Hall of Fame Game.
- The move was no surprise, since the Steelers had already signed Garrett Hartley to replace Suisham.
The Steelers made other roster moves in the wake of injuries suffered during the Hall of Fame Game. Undrafted rookie free agent running Cameron Stingily was placed on the “Wavied/injured list” after suffering a knee injury against the Vikings.
The Steelers filled their roster spots with rookie running back Braylon Heard who spent the 2014 season playing for the Kentucky Wildcats where he appeared in 11 games and rushed for 368 yards. He began his college careear with the Nebraska Cornhuskers, where he appeared in 19 games and rushed for 426 yards.
The Steelers also signed wide receiver David Nelson. Nelson has played in the NFL since 2010, having played in Buffalo for three years where he appeared in 32 games and made 17 starts and he spent the last two seasons with the New York Jets, appearing in 18 games.