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Steelers Promote CB Al-Hajj Shabazz, Place OL Cody Wallace on I.R.

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they promoted CB Al-Hajj Shabazz from their practice squad and placed OL Cody Wallace on their injured reserve in a corresponding move.

Shabazz, 24, originally signed on with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of West Chester in July of last year but was waived as the team trimmed their roster down to 75 players.

The Steelers signed him to a future/reserve contract in February but was waived as the team got down to the 53-man limit. He was signed to the team’s practice squad after clearing waivers.

Pittsburgh elected to promote him to their active roster ahead of Week 5 before cutting him loose in mid-October. The Steelers then re-signed him to their practice squad shortly afterward, making this the second time he has joined the gameday roster this season.

In 2016, Shabazz appeared in one game and recorded one total tackle.

Wallace, 31, is in the final year of a three-year, $3.48 million contract that included a $450,000 signing bonus. He is set to make a base salary of  $1.2 million this season and is set to become an unrestricted free agent.

In 2015, he appeared in all 16 games for the Steelers, however, he has been sidelined all year due to a knee injury.

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