The Steelers have released defensive lineman Henry Mondeaux and plan to sign him to the practice squad, according to a report by Jacob Klinger of PennLive.com.
Mondeaux, 23, played in all four Steelers preseason games and acquitted himself well, recording four tackles and providing consistent pass rush, especially in Thursday’s preseason finale against Carolina.
The Oregon graduate and Portland native signed with the Steelers in May after being released by the Kansas City Chiefs. He spent training camp and part of the 2018 season with the New Orleans Saints after finishing his collegiate career.
Mondeaux is the third player that the Steelers have released following the end of the preseason, following tight end and long snapper Trevor Wood and cornerback Marcelis Branch. Their roster now stands at 88 players. They must get down to 53 players by 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Mondeaux is the first player reportedly to be signed to the Steelers’ practice squad. He will have to clear waivers before he can be officially added. The team can add up to 11 players to the practice squad after the final cuts have been made.