The Steelers are making a move and signing former Eagles tackle Jarrid Williams, according to his agent.
Williams, 25, comes in at 6-foot-6, 310 pounds out of Miami, Florida. He spent his last two college years in 2020 and 2021 with the Hurricanes. Before that, Williams transferred in from Houston. Since coming into the league after the 2022 NFL Draft as an undrafted free agent, Williams joined the Eagles after the draft. He was released two times before joining the team’s practice squad.
Williams measured with plus 35-inch arms at Miami pro day, following the trend of tackles that join Pittsburgh with elite length. It seems to be one principle that Omar Khan and Andy Weidl are honing in on during their scouting process for players.
Once on there, Williams would suffer an injury that would cause him to be released once again. Then, he would sign with the Detroit Lions practice squad to end the season. However, Williams ended up signing a futures contract with the Eagles before being released in May, which has led him to the Steelers now.
Prior to this, Pittsburgh had been thin on the offensive line, but especially on offensive tackle. Dan Moore Jr., Chuks Okorafor, Broderick Jones, Le’Raven Clark, and Dylan Cook made up their options. With the addition of Williams, now gives the team a three-deep roster for their tackles, including some roving players such as Spencer Anderson. With 15 offensive linemen on the team, Pittsburgh can now run a full three-deep depth chart across the board.
Williams makes the Steelers roster full with 90 players as well. Should they want to sign anyone else, they will have to release someone from the roster. With some needs still at inside linebacker and a seemingly neverending hunt for a backup long snapper, they very well could make some changes to the roster after OTAs and certainly before training camp at this rate.