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Steelers Elevate DE Taco Charlton from Practice Squad

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The Steelers have elevated defensive end Taco Charlton from the practice squad to the Active/Inactive roster.

Charlton will automatic revert back to the practice squad following the team’s game in Cleveland on Sunday without having to pass through waivers.

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.

Charlton has been underwhelming in relation to his draft position, registering 11 sacks and 12 tackles for loss in 44 games (12 starts) over four seasons. The signing added additional defensive line and pass-rushing depth to a unit with Tyson Alualu injured and currently without Stephon Tuitt.

The Steelers, in need of pass rushers entering the 2017 draft, selected T.J. Watt two picks after Charlton.

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