The Steelers are officially adding linebacker Taco Charlton the 53-man roster, the team announced today.
This move comes after Pittsburgh traded veteran Melvin Ingram to the Chiefs for a 6th round pick. Charlton had recently been elevated from the practice squad prior to Sunday’s game against the Browns.
Selected 28th overall in the 2017 draft by the Dallas Cowboys, Charlton spent his first two NFL seasons in Dallas before being released a few weeks into the 2018 season.
Charlton was claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins and finished the 2018 season in Miami before once again being released. The 26-year-old from Pickerington, Ohio played sparingly for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2020 before hitting the market for the third time.
He’s registered 11 sacks and 12 tackles for loss in 44 games (12 starts) over four seasons.