Like every team, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster continues to undergo change. On Saturday, Pittsburgh’s roster changed again when the team activated tight end Pat Freiermuth while placing safety Keanu Neal on injured reserve.
In corresponding moves, the team added linebacker Mykal Walker to the active roster while elevating linebacker Tariq Carpenter and safety Trenton Thompson to the active/inactive roster from the practice squad.
Freiermuth has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since Pittsburgh’s Week 4 loss to the Houston Texans. A 2021 second-round pick, Freiermuth’s absence has contributed to the Steelers ranking 29th in the NFL in passing yards and touchdown passes through nine games.
A former standout at Penn State, Freiermuth caught seven touchdown passes as a rookie while helping the Steelers make the playoffs during Ben Roethlisberger’s final season. He set career highs with 63 catches for 732 yards last season despite the Steelers changing quarterbacks during the season.
Freiermuth has already caught as many touchdown passes this year (two) as he did all of last season.
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Author : Bryan DeArdo
Publish date : 2023-11-18 20:35:41
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