The Steelers have elevated OLB Delontae Scott from the practice squad for Thursday’s game against the Cleveland Browns, the team announced Thursday.
Scott was elevated for last week’s game against the New England Patriots. He logged seven snaps on defense but registered no snaps and did not play on special teams.
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 one more time after Thursday before he must be signed to the Steelers’ active roster if they wish to play him during games.