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Steelers Re-Sign LB Robert Spillane to Practice Squad

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The Steelers re-signed linebacker Robert Spillane to their practice squad on Tuesday, returning him to their practice unit two weeks after releasing him.

Spillane was released from the Steelers’ practice squad to make room for tight end Alize Mack on Sept. 24, as the Steelers dealt with multiple injuries at the tight end position.

Mack was released last week and quarterback Taryn Christion was added to play the part of Lamar Jackson in the lead-up to the Steelers’ Week 5 game against the Baltimore Ravens. Christion was released on Monday.

Spillane originally signed with the Steelers in February on a reserve/futures contract. The 6-foot-1, 229-pound linebacker is an Oak Park, Illinois native and spent 2018 with the Tennessee Titans after going undrafted out of Western Michigan.

The Steelers may be thin at the inside linebacker position this week during practice. Starter Mark Barron left Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury and did not return.

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