The Steelers hosted two defensive backs for workouts on Monday as they look for help in their cornerback room amid some injuries and dissatisfaction among performance in other areas, according to Aaron Wilson of KPRC2 in Houston.
Those two cornerbacks were Olaijah Griffin and Javaris Davis. The team already signed Lavert Hill and Nevelle Clarke after waiving Isaiah Dunn and placing Duke Dawson on injured reserve after he suffered a knee injury against the Buccaneers on Friday during their 27-17 win.
Davis comes out of Auburn in the 2020 draft. During that class, he went undrafted but has caught on elsewhere in the NFL at times. He first worked with the Miami Dolphins and then with the Cincinnati Bengals. Now, Davis last played in the XFL with the Arlington Renegades after being released by the Orlando Guardians. At Auburn, he was a four-year contributor, earning All-Freshman honors in 2016. Over his career, he racked up 8 interceptions and 150 tackles with 32 passes broken up.
Griffin came out of USC in 2021 where he went undrafted. During his first team seasons in the NFL, Griffin bounced between the Buffalo Bills and New York Giants. But after being released by the Giants in November, Griffin signed with the Seattle Sea Dragons of the XFL in April. That is currently where he is still signed to as of now, thought the Steelers were first the team to host him for a workout since that signing.