The Las Vegas Raiders have signed former Steelers nose tackle Isaiah Buggs to their practice squad, according to a report by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. Buggs posted on Instagram that he was headed to the Raiders.
The Steelers released the third-year defensive lineman on Saturday while making their final roster moves before Sunday’s regular season finale against the Baltimore Ravens.
The Steelers’ sixth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Buggs played in 29 games and made three starts in his three pesos with the Steelers. He played in 10 games this season, recording 17 total tackles with only five of them being solo tackles.
That came despite the Steelers playing nearly the entire season without starting nose tackle Tyson Alualu. Buggs missed time with an ankle injury and was on the COVID-19 reserve list. He lost playing time after the Steelers signed Montravius Adams Sr. from the New Orleans Saints’ practice squad.
The Raiders will face the Cincinnati Bengals in the first game of the 2021 NFL postseason this Saturday at 4:30 p.m.