The Steelers made a slew of moves on Saturday to help reinforce their roster for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Both tight end Eric Ebron (knee) and guard J.C. Hassenauer (pec) was placed on injured reserve. That means that both Ebron and Hassenauer must miss at least three weeks, making their first possible return date December 19th against the Tennessee Titans. Ebron had just returned from a hamstring injury. In Hassenauer’s place, Joe Haeg will start moving forward until starter Kevin Dotson (ankle) can return.
To fill up one of the roster spots, the Steelers singed do-it-all offensive lineman John Leglue. Leglue, a Tulane graduate, has experience playing all five spots along the offensive line. He has had previous stops in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, and Denver Broncos.
In addition, the Steelers elevated wide receiver Anthony Miller and defensive tackle Dan Archibong to the active roster from the practice squad. Miller will make his season debut after signing with the team following his release from the Chicago Bears. Archibong is being elevated for the second straight week, and will likely get significant playing time on Sunday.
The Steelers currently only have 52 players on their actual 53-man roster, but that spot should likely go to Ray-Ray McCloud, who is currently on the Covid-19 reserve list.