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Steelers Add former Bengals WR Damion Willis to Practice Squad

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed wide receiver Damion Willis to their practice squad, the team announced on Tuesday.

Willis, 24, is in his third professional season and the Steelers are his seventh team, having previously spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos, New York Giants and the Washington Football Team.

The Steelers have two practice squad receivers — Anthony Miller and Steven Sims — currently on the COVID-19 list and unavailable to practice.

The 6-foot-3, 204-pound Willis originally joined Cincinnati as an undrafted rookie out of Troy in 2019. He played in 10 games and made two starts for the Bengals, catching nine of 16 targets for 82 yards.

Willis started the 2020 season on the physically unable to perform list, waived by the Bengals, claimed by Cleveland and then was waived again with a failed physical designation. He finished 2020 on Jacksonville’s practice squad, but was not re-signed.

He spent time with the Denver Broncos and New York Giants this offseason, but was released by both. He spent seven weeks on the Washington practice squad before being released on Nov. 23.

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