NY Giants Waive Tuzar Skipper With Steelers OLB Depth in Question
The New York Giants have waived former Steelers outside linebacker Tuzar Skipper, amid question marks about the Steelers’ depth at the position on Tuesday.
Skipper, an undrafted free agent out of Toledo, made the Steelers’ initial 53-man roster out of training camp this season, but was released during week before Pittsburgh’s season opener.
He was claimed on waivers by the Giants and played in six games for New York, recording one-half of a sack, two tackles, one quarterback hit and one fumble recovery.
Steelers starting outside linebacker T.J. Watt suffered an abdominal injury during the team’s Week 6 win over the Los Angeles Chargers and head coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that Watt’s status is uncertain for Monday night’s meeting with the Miami Dolphins.
Futhermore, top backup Anthony Chickillo was arrested over the weekend and charged with simple assault, criminal mischief and harassment in an alleged domestic incident involving his girlfriend. He was told not to report to the practice facility on Monday and his status is unclear going forward.
General manager Kevin Colbert said in a statement on Tuesday that the Steelers would let law enforcement and NFL investigations take course before intervening. It’s possible that Chickillo could be placed on the commissioner’s exempt list and be unavailable to the Steelers.
The only other outside linebackers on the team’s roster are starter Bud Dupree and second-year backup Ola Adeniyi.