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New York Giants Claim Former Steelers OLB Tuzar Skipper on Waivers

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The New York Giants have claimed former Steelers linebacker Tuzar Skipper on waivers, the team announced on Monday.

Skipper, 24, made the Steelers’ initial 53-man roster as an undrafted free agent out of Toledo thanks to an inspired preseason. He led the entire NFL with five quarterback sacks over four games.

The Steelers waived Skipper late in the week before playing the New England Patriots in order to promote wide receiver Johnny Holton to the active roster.

Skipper was aided in making the final roster by injuries to fellow outside linebackers Ola Adeniyi, Anthony Chickillo and sixth-round draft pick Sutton Smith. Adeniyi and Chickillo have returned to play. Smith was released by the team at the end of training camp.

The Steelers have an open spot on their 53-man roster thanks to the trade of third-string quarterback Josh Dobbs to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday and an open practice squad spot that has gone unfilled since Holton’s promotion.

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