The Pittsburgh Steelers have released guard Nate Gilliam from their practice squad, the team announced on Tuesday.
Gilliam had been signed by the team a week earlier after Malcolm Pridgeon was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list. Pridgeon returned from the COVID list on Tuesday.
Gilliam, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound Wake Forest graduate, has never played in an NFL game. He originally signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2020.
He had signed with the Chargers on a reserve/future contract for the 2021 season in January. He was signed to the Chargers’ practice squad after training camp, but was released on Oct. 26.
The Steelers got center/guard J.C. Hassenauer back for last week’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, and guard Kevin Dotson has resumed practicing while still on the injured reserve list.