The Pittsburgh Steelers have quarterback Josh Dobbs on their injured reserve list, thus opening a door for Dobbs to potentially stay within the organization after the cutdown deadline.
Dobbs suffered what was described as a turf toe injury against the Panthers on Friday. He had been vying for the third quarterback spot along with Dwayne Haskins. With Dobbs going on injured reserve, Haskins has made the roster and secured his roster spot.
Dobbs was first drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round of the 2017 draft. After he was traded to the Jaguars in 2019, Dobbs was re-signed to the Steelers’ active squad after being released by Jacksonville during the Summer of 2020. Thus far in his career, Dobbs has only attempted 17 passes for 45 yards and an interception to go along with his stats.
He is known for being one of the smartest players on the roster, with Ben Roethlisberger consistently praising Dobbs’ ability to point out what the defense is doing and helping him make adjustments.
Dobbs was among 14 players removed from the active roster on Tuesday as the Steelers cut down to the NFL-mandated 53-man limit before the 4 p.m. deadline.
The Steelers also cut guard Rashaad Coward, running back Trey Edmunds, guard B.J. Finney, cornerback Mark Gilbert, tackle Chaz Green, tackle John Leglue, outside linebacker Cassius Marsh, cornerback Arthur Maulet, tight end Kevin Rader, outside linebacker Quincy Roche, running back Jaylen Samuels, safety Donovan Stiner and wide receiver Cody White.