The Steelers have elevated outside linebacker Delontae Scott from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday’s game against the Patriots, the team announced on Saturday.
Scott was released following the preseason but rejoined the team on the practice squad two days after the release. Now, he will become the Steelers’ first practice squad elevation of the season. That brings the Steelers up to five outside linebackers with Scott joining Alex Highsmith, Malik Reed, Jamir Jones, and David Anenih.
The elevation is just one of many moves the Steelers are attempting to make to fill the void left behind by T.J. Watt. Scott was elevated for one game against the Los Angeles Chargers in 2021. He did not register a stat in that game while playing nine snaps on defense.
Delontae Scott was an undrafted free agent out of SMU that signed with the Green Bay Packers before eventually joining the Steelers. At SMU, Scott had 97 tackles, 26 for a loss, 18 sacks, and five forced fumbles.
In any given week, two players can be elevated from the practice squad to the active roster. They will immediately revert back to the practice squad without being exposed to waivers, including Scott in this case. Scott can only be elevated two more times after Sunday before he must be signed to the Steelers’ active roster if they wish to play him during games.