The Steelers signed wide receiver Jaquarii Roberson and released cornerback Mark Gilbert from the practice squad, the team announced on Tuesday.
Jaquarii Roberson was signed to the Steelers practice squad shortly after the preseason but was released last week prior to the team’s game against the New England Patriots. Now, Roberson is back after a short stay away from the team. He joins Cody White on the team’s practice squad moving forward.
Mark Gilbert was released after re-signing with the team after he was released by the Detroit Lions following the preseason. He previously stayed with the Steelers throughout training camp in 2021, but signed to the Lions’ 53-man roster in the season. The Duke product now will head to waivers and try to sign onto another practice squad.
This brings the Steelers to 16 total players on their practice squad yet again. Delontae Scott was elevated from the practice squad prior to the team’s game against the Patriots, and played in seven snaps. So, the Steelers have a history of using some players on their practice squad.
As for Roberson, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound receiver played five seasons with the Demon Deacons. He best season was as a senior in 2021, when he played in 13 games and caught 71 passes for 1,078 yards and eight touchdowns while leading Wake Forest to an ACC Atlantic Division title and ACC Championship Game appearance against Kenny Pickett and Pitt. In total, Robertson caught 146 passes for 2,158 yards over his four seasons with the Deacons.