Steelers Activate LB Avery Williamson, Waive OL Steven Wisniewski & RB Trey Edmunds

     

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Saturday that they’ve activated LB Avery Williamson from the exempt list and promoted OLB Jayrone Elliott and S Antoine Brooks Jr to their active roster.

The Steelers also waived OL Steven Wisniewski and RB Trey Edmunds and signed DT Demarcus Christmas to their practice squad.

Williamson, 28, is a former fifth-round pick of the Titans back in 2014. He played out his rookie contract with Tennessee before agreeing to a three-year, $22.5 million contract that includes $16 million guaranteed with the Jets.

Williams suffered a season-ending ACL tear last year. He later agreed to a pay cut that reduced his 2020 salary to $3.5 million for the 2020 season.

The Jets traded Williamson a 2022 seventh-round pick to the Steelers for a 2022 fifth-round pick.

In 2020, Williamson has appeared in six games for the Jets and recorded 50 tackles, an interception and three passes defended.

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