The Pittsburgh Steelers have signs defensive tackle Khalil Davis to their practice squad, according to multiple media reports.
Davis is the twin brother of Carlos Davis, the Steelers’ seventh-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft that is currently on the injured reserve list with a knee injury.
The Steelers a previously attempted to acquire Khalil Davis, placing a claim for him when he was on waivers, but were not in position to be awarded him. Davis instead went to the Indianapolis Colts via waivers on Oct. 5, but was then released by Indianapolis on Oct. 30. He cleared waivers the second time.
A 6-foot-1, 308-pound defensive lineman, Khalil Davis also went to Nebraska like his brother. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay buccaneers in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Davis has played in three career games, two with Tampa Bay and one with Indianapolis. He has two tackles.
The Steelers have been playing without starting those tackle Tyson Alualu and starting defensive end Stepfon Tuitt, who have both missed several weeks with an ankle and knee injury, respectively. Carlos Davis has also missed the previous six games for the Steelers and will miss at least two more while on injured reserve with his knee injury.
The Steelers have not yet announced the transaction. They will need to cut a player from the practice squad to make room.
With the son of Davis, the Steelers now have three sets of brothers on their team, joining running back Trey Edmunds and strong safety Terrell Edmunds and outside linebacker TJ Watt and fullback Derek Watt.