The Steelers announced on Tuesday they have signed RB Wendell Smallwood to a one-year deal.
We’ve signed RB Wendell Smallwood to a one-year contract.https://t.co/k97qlGc4mc
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) July 28, 2020
He’ll compete for a role as a backup running back after spending the past year with Washington.
Smallwood, 26, is a former fifth-round pick by the Eagles in the 2016 NFL Draft out of West Virginia. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $2,584,578 rookie contract and set to earn a base salary of $720,000 last year when the Eagles waived him coming out of the preseason.
Smallwood was claimed off waivers by Washington and spent the rest of the year with the team.
In 2019, Smallwood appeared in 15 games for Washington and recorded 22 carries for 81 yards (3.7 YPC). He also caught nine passes for 64 yards and didn’t score a touchdown.