Steelers Promote WR Johnny Holton, Waive LB Tuzar Skipper


The Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they have promoted WR Johnny Holton from their practice squad to the active roster and waived LB Tuzar Skipper to make room for him. 

Holton, 27, wound up signing on with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati back in 2016. He managed to make the 53-man roster each of his first two years in Oakland, but was cut loose at the start of the 2018 season and later signed to their practice squad.

The Raiders promoted Holton to their active roster for a short stint, but released him after the season. He signed with the Eagles on a futures deal in early 2019 but was cut loose back in May. 

The Steelers signed him shortly after but cut him loose as they trimmed down to the 53-man limit and added him to their practice squad once he passed through waivers unclaimed. 

In 2018, Holton appeared in one game for the Raiders and was not able to bring in his lone target. 

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