The Steelers agreed to host inside linebacker Tegray Scales for a visit on Tuesday in attempt to bolster their depth at the position with Vince Williams on the COVID-19 list, according to USA Today.
Scales, 24, was with the team during training camp in 2019. A 6-foot, 230-pound Indiana alum, Scales was most recently with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad.
He’s also been with the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Rams and played with the Dallas Renegades in the XFL in 2020.
The Steelers are down to three healthy inside linebackers, with starter Williams on the COVID-19 list and Devin Bush on the injured reserve with a season-ending knee injury.
Robert Spillane and Marcus Allen will be joined at practice on Wednesday for the first time by veteran Avery Williamson, who joined was acquired by the New York Jets last week, but had to sit out five days in the NFL’s COVID-19 protocol.
Similarly, if the Steelers were to sign Scales, he would have to quarantine five days before joining the team for practice.
The Steelers have four open spots on their active roster after placing Jerald Hawkins, Ben Roethlisberger, Jaylen Samuels, and Williams on the COVID-19 list and also have one spot open on their 16-man practice squad.