The Carolina Panthers have signed outside linebacker Jacob Tuioti-Mariner from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice squad, according to a report by Aaron Wilson of iHeart Radio. The Steelers announced that Tuioti-Mariner had voluntarily terminated his contract with the team on Tuesday, a step practice squad players must take before joining another club.
The Steelers signed Tuioti-Mariner to the practice squad on Nov. 11 with the team struggling with depth at outside linebacker.
He did not appear in a game in his time with the team and was passed on the depth chart for playing time by more recent practice squad signee John Simon.
Tuioti-Mariner, 25, spent three and half seasons with the Falcons before his release on Nov. 9. He played in 30 games with Atlanta, making one start, and recorded 54 tackles, four tackles for a loss, three sacks and eight quarterback hits.
He joined the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of UCLA in 2018 and spent his first professional season on the practice squad. He made the 53-man roster in 2019 and has been a regular rotational pass rushers and special teamer for the Falcons since then.