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Steelers Elevate S Elijah Riley to 53-man Roster, Cut Josh Jackson



Steelers safety Elijah Riley

The Steelers have elevated safety Elijah Riley from the practice squad to the 53-man roster and have cut cornerback Josh Jackson, the team announced on Saturday.

Riley was elevated to the active/inactive roster for three games already from the practice squad against the Saints, Bills, and Buccaneers. As a result, if the Steelers wanted to get him on the field again, he would have to be signed to the 53-man roster. It seems this is what happened in this case. It is not a good sign for Terrell Edmunds, who came out of the Panthers game dealing with a hamstring injury. He was questionable coming into the game.

Jackson was a player signed to the practice squad who was then elevated to the 53-man roster due to a number of injuries. After a solid performance against the Buccaneers, he earned the promotion with injuries to Ahkello Witherspoon, Cam Sutton, and Levi Wallace hampering the secondary. A former second-round pick, Jackson has been around the NFL, including with the Green Bay Packers.

With the moves in the secondary, the Steelers are now at 53 players on their roster. Riley could play if Edmunds is out for the game against the Raiders. Pittsburgh plays Las Vegas on Saturday night.