The Steelers have re-signed offensive guard Rashaad Coward, the team announced on Wednesday.
Coward was brought back to the team just one day after being released as part of the team’s cut down to 53 initial players on Tuesday. He was re-signed after tackle Zach Banner, running back Anthony McFarland Jr. and defensive end Stephon Tuitt were placed on injured reserve on Wednesday.
Coward came to Pittsburgh as a free agent this spring on a one-year deal after four seasons with the Chicago Bears. He started training camp as the starter at left guard, a position he eventually yielded to second-year man Kevin Dotson, after he returned from injury.
Coward will likely serve as the team’s top backup at guard, along with B.J. Finney and J.C. Hassenauer.
In his four seasons with the Chicago Bears, Coward started in 15 games and played in 30 games at both guard spots. In 2019, he started 10 games in relief of Kyle Long after a season-ending injury.
The Steelers also added Finney and cornerback Arthur Maulet back to the roster on Wednesday.