The Pittsburgh Steelers have added practice squad guard Malcolm Pridgeon to the COVID-19 reserve list, the team announced Monday.
Pridgeon’s placement on the list coincided with the activation of defensive back Linden Stephens, leaving the Steelers with two players currently in the virus protection protocol, with Pridgeon joining nose tackle Montravius Adams.
Pridgeon joined the Steelers late in training camp on Aug. 9 after a number of injuries on the offensive line and did enough to earn a spot on the practice squad, where he signed Sept. 1 after being waived at the outset of camp. He has not been activated for a game this season.
The 26-year-old Ohio State alum was originally signed by the Houston Texans in 2019, but was released by them. In 2020, he joined the Cleveland Browns but was later waived by them as well.
The Steelers are down to two offensive lineman on the practice squad with Pridgeon out: guard Rashaad Coward and tackle Chaz Green. The team has seven healthy linemen on the 53-man roster, with practice squad call-up Coward, Joe Haeg and Zach Banner backing up the starting five against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.