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Steelers Re-Sign Darrin Hall to Practice Squad as RB Injuries Mount

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One day after re-signing him to their practice squad, the Steelers released linebacker Sutton Smith on Thursday, instead re-signing running back Darrin Hall.

Hall, a rookie running back out of Pitt, had just been released from the Steelers’ practice squad on Tuesday, when tight end Kevin Rader and wide receiver Terry Wright were added to the unit.

Smith, the Steelers’ sixth-round pick out of Northern Illinois that was released at the end of the preseason, was added on Wednesday, filling a vacant practice squad spot that had existed since running back Tony Brooks-James was promoted to the active roster on Saturday.

But that same shortage that led to Brooks-James’ promotion reared up again the following week, leading the Steelers to bring Hall back into the fold.

Starter James Conner is still being bothered by an AC joint injury suffered in the waning moments of the Steelers’ Week 8 win over the Miami Dolphins. He did not practice on Wednesday.

Neither did third-string back Benny Snell, Jr., who suffered a knee injury against the Dolphins and is expected to miss another week or two after undergoing surgery to trim his meniscus.

Also held out were fourth-string back Trey Edmunds, who injured his ribs against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9 and fullback Roosevelt Nix, who re-aggravated a knee injury against the Colts.

Those absences left just Jaylen Samuels and Brooks-James as healthy backs on the roster.

Hall spent time with the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers this preseason before catching on with the Steelers.

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Alex Highsmith Needs MRI after Ankle Injury Suffered vs. Browns

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PITTSBURGH — Steelers rookie linebacker Alex Highsmith suffered an ankle injury that will require an MRI in Sunday’s playoff loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Highsmith left the game in the first half and was seen limping on the Pittsburgh sideline. He made an attempt to return to the game, but was unable to continue playing and did not see the field at all in the second half.

In-game, the Steelers announced that Highsmith was doubtful to return with an ankle injury. After the fact, head coach Mike Tomlin said that Highsmith suffered a high ankle sprain. Highsmith’s father posted on Twitter early on Monday morning that Highsmith will require an MRI on his injured ankle.

Given that Highsmith was able to walk and even run in short bursts after the injury, it does not seem likely that it will impact his offseason training plans.

The team’s third-round draft pick out of Charlotte, Highsmith was thrust into a starting role after starting outside linebacker Bud Dupree suffered  an ACL injury that required surgery.

On the season, Highsmith played in 16 regular season game and made five starts. He finished with 48 tackles, five for a loss, six quarterback hits, one interception and one pass defended.

With Dupree set to become an unrestricted free agent and unlikely to return, Highsmith should be expected to retain his starting role in 2021.

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Steelers OLB Alex Highsmith Leaves Game with Ankle Injury, Doubtful to Return

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PITTSBURGH — Steelers outside linebacker Alex Highsmith has left the team’s Wild Card Round playoff game against the Cleveland Browns with an ankle injury and is doubtful to return, the team announced.

Highsmith suffered the injury in the first half and attempted to return to play, but was unable to continue.

He was replaced on the field by a combination of third-year backup Ola Adeniyi and Cassius Marsh, who was signed from the Indianapolis practice squad in December.

Highsmith had been replacing starter Bud Dupree, who was lost for the season to an ACL injury.

In the regular season, Highsmith appeared in all 16 games and made five starts. He had two sacks, five tackles for loss, one interception and one pass defended.

The rookie out of Charlotte was the Steelers’ third-round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft.

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Steelers Injury Updates: JuJu Smith-Schuster Practiced Fully Friday, Chris Boswell Limited

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are relatively healthy entering their opening round playoff matchup with the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, as only kicker Chris Boswell was listed on the team’s injury report as being less than a full participant in practice on Friday.

Boswell was limited on Friday as he continues to recover from the groin injury that has forced him to miss the last two games. He was also limited on Wednesday, but was a full participant during Thursday’s session.

Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) returned to the practice field Friday after sitting out on Thursday. He had practiced fully on Wednesday as well, but was newly added yesterday.

Defensive end Isaiah Buggs (illness) was also added to the injury report Thursday, but was a full participant on Friday.

Safety Terrell Edmunds (shoulder), cornerback Steven Nelson (knee), nose tackle Tyson Alualu (ankle) and linebacker Vince Williams (quad) were all full participants during Friday’s practice session as well, positioning the Steelers to be healthy heading into Sunday’s playoff game against the Browns.

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