The Denver Broncos officially designated LB Mark Barron and RB Le’Vante Bellamy to return from injured reserve on Friday.
The Broncos also placed C Patrick Morris on the practice squad injured list.
This opens a three-week window of time for the Broncos to activate him from injured reserve and add him to their 53-man roster.
Barron, 30, is a former first-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2012. Tampa Bay traded him to the Rams in 2015 for fourth- and sixth-round picks.
The Rams ultimately declined to pick up his fifth-year option but re-signed him to a five-year, $45 million contract with $20 million guaranteed in 2016. Barron was owed a $3 million roster bonus last year, but the Rams elected to release him before it was due.
Barron ended up signing a two-year, $12 million deal with the Steelers before the 2019 season. Pittsburgh cut him to clear cap space this offseason and he eventually signed on with the Broncos in August.
In 2019, Barron appeared in 15 games for the Steelers and recorded 82 tackles, three sacks, one interception, a fumble recovery and three pass defenses.