Steelers Place WR Ryan Switzer & FB Roosevelt Nix On IR, Add Two


The Steelers announced Thursday that they’ve placed FB Roosevelt Nix and WR Ryan Switzer on injured reserve, promoted WR Tevin Jones to the active roster and re-signed OLB Jayrone Elliott

Switzer, 25, is a former fourth-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2017. He spent just over a year in Dallas before being traded to the Raiders.

Oakland traded Switzer to the Steelers just a few months later. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $2.96 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $735,000 for the 2020 season.

In 2019, Switzer appeared in nine games for the Steelers and caught eight passes for 27 yards receiving and no touchdowns. He also totaled 166 kick return yards and 29 punt return yards.

Jones, 26, wound up signing on with the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of Memphis back in May of 2016. He was, unfortunately, waived during the first round of roster cuts, but was later added to Houston’s practice squad where he remained for the entire 2016 season.

The Texans elected to bring Jones back on a future/reserve contract for 2017 only to cut him loose a few weeks after the draft. He caught on with the Chiefs before being waived coming out of the preseason. 

Jones signed a futures deal with the Steelers for the 2018 season and spent the year on Pittsburgh’s practice squad. He returned on another futures deal for 2019 and has been on the practice squad since the start of the regular season.

During his four-year career at Memphis, Jones caught 90 passes for 1,215 yards receiving and nine touchdowns. He also added 89 yards rushing and two touchdowns over the course of 46 games.

Elliott, 27, wound up signing on with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out Toledo back in 2014. He played out the final year of his three-year, $1,535,000 rookie contract with the Packers but did not receive a restricted offer from the team.

The Packers re-signed Elliott in 2017 before trading him to the Cowboys at the start of the regular season. Dallas elected to cut Elliott loose after a few weeks and later had a brief stint with the Saints.

Elliott played for the San Antonio Commanders and led the now-defunct AAF in sacks, which earned him a shot with the Dolphins in April. Miami waived Elliott in July and he signed on with the Steelers in a month later. 

Elliott has been on and off of the Steelers’ roster this season. 

In 2019, Elliot has appeared in four games for the Steelers and recorded four tackles and no sacks.

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