The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Wednesday that they’ve signed OL Jake Rodgers to their practice squad and released WR Justin Thomas from the unit.
The Steelers’ practice squad now consists of:
- C Kyle Friend
- TE Jake McGee
- RB Fitzgerald Toussaint (Exception)
- WR Marcus Tucker
- S Jacob Hagen
- DE Lavon Hooks
- LB Farrington Huguenin
- LB L.J. Fort (Exception)
- CB Dashaun Phillips
- OL Jake Rodgers
Thomas, 23, wound up signing a three-year, $1.66 million contract with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia Tech after playing quarterback during college. He was set to make base salaries of $465,000 and $555,000 over the first two years of the contract when the Saints cut him loose in July.
Thomas had a brief stint with the Rams before signing on with the Steelers toward the end of the preseason. He was later signed to Pittsburgh’s practice squad.
During his four-year college career at Georgia Tech, Thomas threw for 4,748 yards while completing 48.7 percent of his passes to go along with 40 touchdowns and 18 interceptions over the course of 48 games. He also rushed for 2,409 yards and 22 touchdowns.