Steelers Activate CB Justin Layne From COVID-19 List, Waive CB Breon Borders


The Steelers announced they have activated CB Justin Layne from the COVID-19 list and waived CB Breon Borders to make room on the roster.

The COVID-19 list was created this summer for a player who either tests positive for or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons.

Players will remain on the list until they are medically cleared to return.

Layne, 22, is a former third-round pick of the Steelers back in 2019. He signed a four-year, $3,785,655 contract that includes a $918,664 signing bonus.

In 2019, Layne appeared in 10 games for the Steelers and recorded three tackles and no interceptions.

During his three-year college career at MSU, Layne recorded 130 tackles, a half sack, three interceptions, a defensive touchdown, a forced fumble and 24 pass defenses over the course of 31 games.

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