A day after the Steelers were shredded on the ground by Joe Mixon, they have officially found outside help to bring to the defensive line room.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Steelers signed defensive tackle Montravius Adams off of the Saints’ practice squad. Adams now joins the Steelers’ active 53-man roster.
Steelers are signing DT Montravius Adams from the Saints’ practice squad to their active roster, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 29, 2021
Prior to the signing, Adams had spent four years with the Green Bay Packers before being signed by the New England Patriots. After he was released by the Patriots, the Saints signed Adams to their active roster. He was later released but brought back to their practice squad.
Over his five-year NFL career, Adams has racked up 48 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and four pass deflections. Thus far on the season, Adams has totaled seven tackles.
The former third-round pick and Auburn Tiger will hope to give the Steelers a boost in their rushing defense. Adams, who has the flexibility to play nose tackle, will likely play a significant amount of snaps right from the jump. After Isaiah Buggs’ surprise benching and the return of Carlos Davis looming, it is possible Buggs could get the axe.
The Steelers will have to decide who they want to release later this week when Ray-Ray McCloud is inevitably activated off the Covid-19 Reserve list.