The Steelers have signed former Bears and Temple defensive lineman Daniel Archibong to their practice squad, the team announced on Wednesday.
The Bears waived Archibong on Tuesday after a decent preseason showing. They had hoped to get him back on their practice squad, but Archibong chose to sign in Pittsburgh instead.
Archibong, 23, registered eight tackles over the preseason along with a sack in Chicago’s three preseason games. He will now join a team with eight defensive linemen already on the active roster.
Archibong was an undrafted free agent out of Temple in the 2021 NFL Draft. Over his five seasons with the Owls, Archibong registered six sacks, 10.5 tackles for loss, and 2 blocked field goals. He will try to carry over some of the success across the state in 2022.
The Steelers also signed wide receiver Rico Bussey, running back Trey Edmunds, cornerback Mark Gilbert, tackle Chaz Green, safety Karl Joseph, offensive lineman John Leglue, outside linebacker Christian Miller, guard Malcolm Pridgeon, tight end Kevin Rader, running back Jaylen Samuels, wide receiver Steven SIms, safety Donovan Stiner, outside linebacker Derrek Teszka, and wide receiver Cody White to their practice squad. The team has one open spot remaining on the 16-player squad.