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Steelers Re-Sign OLB Jay Elliott

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PITTSBURGH — The Steelers re-signed outside linebacker Jay Elliott and he practiced with the team on Wednesday, while linebackers T.J. Watt did not and Anthony Chickillo.

Chickillo was at the team’s facility on Wednesday, but has not practiced since being arrested over the weekend in Fayette County. Chickillo was later placed on the commissioner’s exempt list by the NFL.

Watt is still recovering from an abdominal injury suffered late in the Steelers’ Week 6 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Teammates confirmed that neither player practiced on Wednesday. The team does not have to release and injury report on Watt’s status until Thursday.

Elliott, 27, is on his third stint with the Steelers this season. He was signed at the end of training camp and had five tackles and had five tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and an 88-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the Steelers’ preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers.

He was cut at the end of training camp, but re-signed on Sept. 10 after the Steelers lost Tuzar Skipper on waivers to the New York Giants. Elliott was waived along with guard Fred Johnson on Oct. 11 to make room for quarterback Paxton Lynch and running back Trey Edmunds on the active roster.

He played in three games with the Steelers this season and made one tackle. He’s played in 42 games over five seasons since signing with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Toledo in 2014.

Skipper was waived by the Giants on Tuesday. His waivers will process at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

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