Defensive end Calvin Taylor cleared waivers earlier this week and has reverted to the Steelers’ injured reserve, according to the NFL transactions page.
The Steelers waived Taylor with an injury designation on Aug. 9. He automatically reverted to the IR after clearing waivers. Taylor will join fellow defensive lineman Demarcus Christmas on the IR.
The team did not reveal the nature of Taylor’s injury. He participated in the team’s preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys last Thursday, but did not record any statistics.
Taylor originally signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent before the 2020 season. He was cut by the Steelers at the end of training camp and re-signed to the practice squad, where he spent the entire 2020 season.
The 6-foot-9, 310-pound defensive end was an All-SEC selection as a senior at Kentucky in 2019. Taylor finished his Wildcats career with 85 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, five pass breakups, three quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
The Steelers will retain Taylor’s rights as long as he remains on the injured reserve list.