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Steelers Sign OT Brian Mihalik Off Lions Practice Squad, Bring Back CB Al-Hajj Shabazz

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Tuesday that they’ve signed OT Brian Mihalik off of the Lions’ practice squad and signed CB Al-Hajj Shabazz to their taxi squad.

  • The Steelers waived OL Matt Feiler to make room for Mihalik.

Mihalik, 23, is a former seventh-round pick of the Eagles back in 2015. He was unable to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason last year, but later signed on to the Eagles’ practice squad.

Philadelphia eventually waived him from their taxi squad with an injury settlement. Mihalik would later sign a future/reserve contract with the Steelers. However, he was waived with the injury designation and later placed on injured reserve after clearing waivers.

The Steelers later waived him from their injured reserve list with an injury settlement a few weeks into the preseason. Mihalik signed on with the Lions just a few weeks ago.

Mihalik has yet to appear in an NFL game.

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 last week.

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