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Report: Steelers to Sign RB Jaylen Samuels to Practice Squad

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed running back Jaylen Samuels to their practice, squad according to a report by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Samuels, the team’s fifth-round draft pick in 2018. He was released on Tuesday, as the team made its final cuts to get down to a 53-man roster.

Samuels spent three seasons with the team, largely as a third or fourth option at running back. Samuels saw extensive playing time in his first two seasons in Pittsburgh. He rushed 56 times for 256 yards and caught 26 passes for 199 yards as a rookie in 2018.

Last season, Samuels lost touches to rookie Anthony McFarland Jr. and second-year back Benny Snell Jr., who started when first-stringer James Conner was injured. He had his least productive season as a pro, rushing for 28 yards on nine carries and adding another 46 yards on nine catches.

In four games this preseason, Samuels rushed 31 times for 89 yards and scored a touchdown.

The Steelers can add a total of 16 players to their practice squad for the 2021 season.

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