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Former Steelers WR Finds New Home for 2024

Tyler Vaughns will be playing in the UFL, the new spring league former by merging the USFL and XFL.



Steelers WR Tyler Vaughns
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Tyler Vaughns in a preseason game on Aug. 13, 2022. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Tyler Vaughns has re-signed with the Arlington Renegades of the UFL for the 2024 spring season.

Vaughns, 26, played with Arlington in the XFL in the spring of 2023. He played in one games with Arlington and made seven starts, catching 31 passes for 302 yards, leading all Renegades receivers. Vaughns also scored one touchdown. 

He took off in the playoffs, catching 11 passes for 112 yards and another score as Arlington won the 2023 XFL championship. In the title game, Vaughns caught all eight targets for 83 yards and a touchdown, a nine-yard pass from Luis Perez that made it 14-0 Renegades.

A 6-foot-2, 190-pound wide receiver, Vaughns joined the Steelers in 2021 after being cut by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent. He spent the 2021 season on the Steelers’ practice squad, and returned to Pittsburgh for training camp in 2022.

That preseason, he caught eight passes for 112 yards and also scored a touchdown to lead the Steelers in receiving through three games. But he was unable to secure a spot on the 53-man roster or the practice squad. Vaughns went unclaimed on waivers and unsigned, before being selected by Arlington in the 10th round of the XFL Supplemental Draft last January.

The XFL merged with the USFL to create the UFL for the 2024 season. The combined league will have eight teams, the Renegades, D.C. Defenders, San Antonio Brahmas and St. Louis Battlehawks from the XFL and the Birmingham Stallions, Houston Roughnecks, Memphis Showboats and Michigan Panthers from the USFL.