The Steelers have signed former Colts cornerback and second-round pick Quincy Wilson to their practice squad, the team announced Wednesday.
Wilson, 26, was the 46th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Colts. He stayed in Indianapolis through the 2019 season, but was traded to the New York Jets following the 2019 season. During the 2020 season, Wilson played three games for the Jets, but was waived and landed with the New York Giants. He played the 2021 season there as well, before signing a futures contract with the Miami Dolphins following the 2021 season.
The move comes a day after the Steelers released Mark Gilbert from the practice squad. Wilson now gives the Steelers another cornerback on the practice squad, and a more veteran presence. He played college football for the Florida Gators, becoming part of a vaunted secondary with Vernon Hargreaves III, Brian Poole, and Teez Tabor.
Throughout his career, Quincy Wilson has registered two interceptions, 62 tackles, 1 fumble recovery, 3 tackles for loss, and 8 pass deflections. He has started 11 games in the NFL, including 10 in his first two years with the Colts. Wilson last started a game in 2020 with the Jets, and was not active for any games last year while on the Giants practice squad.