UNITY TWP., Pa. — The Pittsburgh Steelers have claimed wide receiver Brandon Reilly off waivers from the Detroit Lions and waived cornerback Alexander Myres.
A 6-foot-2, 200-pound wide receiver, Reilly graduated from Nebraska in 2017 and was originally signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent. He spent some time on the Bills’ active roster that year, but did not play in a game.
In 2018, he spent training camp with Buffalo, but was cut. He later spent time on the practice squad of the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys. The Lions signed him to a futures contract this January.
At Nebraska, he started his final two seasons and finished his collegiate career with 70 catches for 1,275 yards and six touchdowns. A Lincoln, Nebraska native, he was originally a walk-on for the Huskers.
Myres was signed by the Steelers this spring as an undrafted free agent out of Houston. He had not participated in training camp and was waived with a non-football illness designation. The Steelers are one over the 90-man roster limit, but have an exemption for British tight end Christian Scotland-Williamson.