The Steelers have placed defensive back Aaron Spring on the COVID-19 reserve list, the first Steelers player to be placed on the list.
The team must, per league policy, place players in those categories on the COVID-19 reserve list. Teams are not permitted to disclose which category the player is in. Players are subject to medical clearance before returning from the list. There is no maximum number of players that can be placed on the list.
Springs signed with the Steelers on April 16 after playing with the Los Angeles Wildcats in the XFL this spring. In five games before the league was forced to stop play due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Springs recorded 16 total tackles and an interception.
Springs was a standout corner in college at Oregon, where he had 137 career tackles, 44 pass defenses, two sacks and two interceptions.
After not being drafted in 2018, Springs signed as a rookie free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs. He’s also spent time on the practice squads of the Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers.