The Steelers have elevated wide receiver Cody White and running back Anthony McFarland from the practice squad, the team announced Monday afternoon.
This is the season’s first elevation from the practice squad to the active roster for both players. White will be elevated with Miles Boykin dealing with an oblique injury. In his career, White played 15 games a year ago and caught 5 passes on six targets for 33 yards. He will be active on special teams and as a backup outside receiver if Boykin can not go. White made four special teams tackles a year ago as a gunner.
McFarland will be up for his first game of the season to backup Najee Harris and Benny Snell with Jaylen Warren nursing a hamstring injury. McFarland has played in 13 games in his career with 36 carries for 116 yards and 7 catches for 65 yards. He played only two games a year ago after spending the first part of last season on injured reserve with a knee injury. McFarland was the team’s fourth-round pick out of Maryland in 2020. He has registered 3 kick returns for 73 yards.
The Steelers will clash with the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night. Boykin is questionable and White will see a run if Boykin can not play. It is unsure how the running back rotation will work, but it is expected that Harris will see the bulk of the carries and snaps.