The Steelers announced that they have signed WR Deon Cain off the Colts’ practice squad to their active roster and also signed RB Kerrith Whyte Jr. from the Bears’ practice squad while cutting LB Jayrone Elliott and RB Tony Brooks-James to make room for them.
We have signed WR Deon Cain and RB Kerrith Whyte Jr. to the 53-man roster and released LB Jayrone Elliott and RB Tony Brooks-James.@BordasLaw TRANSACTION: https://t.co/UjY8Rcdrsi pic.twitter.com/nioVDQPAE5
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) November 16, 2019
Cain, 23, is a former sixth-round pick of the Colts back in 2018. He’s in the second year of his four-year, $2,625,636 contract with the Colts and stands to make a base salary of $570,000 for the 2019 season.
The Colts waived Cain last week and re-signed him to their practice squad once passing through waivers unclaimed.
In 2019, Cain has appeared in seven games for the Colts and caught four passes for 52 yards receiving and no touchdowns.
Whyte, 22, was selected in the seventh round of this year’s draft by the Bears. He agreed to a four-year, $2.6 million contract and managed to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason.
However, Chicago elected to waive Whyte back in September and signed him to their practice squad once clearing waivers.
During his four-year college career at FAU, Whyte rushed for 1,358 yards on 232 carries to go along with 22 receptions for 227 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns over the course of 37 games.