Steelers Promote QB Paxton Lynch & RB Trey Edmunds, Cut Two

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Friday that they’ve promoted QB Paxton Lynch and RB Trey Edmunds to their active roster and released LB Jayrone Elliott and G Fred Johnson.

Lynch will serve as Devlin Hodges‘ backup on Sunday. 

Lynch, 25, was taken with the No. 26 overall pick after the Broncos traded up from No. 31 overall to get him in 2016 NFL Draft. Lynch signed a four-year, $9.4 million contract that includes $7.88 guaranteed and was set to make a base salary of $1.31 million in 2018 when the Broncos waived him coming out of the preseason.

After interest from a number of teams, Lynch signed a futures deal with the Seahawks for the 2019 season. Seattle waived Lynch coming out of the preseason this year and he signed to the Steelers practice squad in September. 

In 2017, Lynch appeared in two games for the Broncos and completed 66.7 percent of his passes to go along with two touchdowns and three interceptions. He also rushed for 30 yards.

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