The Steelers have signed running back Pete Guerriero, the team announced on Sunday.
Guerriero, 22, spent the 2020 season split between the practice squads of the Carolina Panthers and New York Jets. He re-signed a future contract with the Jets for the 2021 season, but was released on May 13.
A 5-foot-10, 190-pound Lyndhurst, New Jersey native, Guerriero attended Monmouth on a track scholarship before joining the football team. With the Hawks, he rushed for 900 yards on more in all three seasons as a contributor, including a 1,995-yard season as a redshirt junior in 2019 that set a new school record. Guerriero was an FCS All-American and FCS Running Back of the Year.
He left Monmouth with one season of eligibility, signing with the Jets as a free agent last summer. He was released by the Jets and picked up by Carolina, before ending up back in New York before the end of the season.
The Steelers have been dealing with a number of minor injuries at the running back position, with Benny Snell Jr. and Kalen Ballage both missing time recently.
Guerriero was at practice on Sunday, wearing uniform No. 30. He’ll join Anthony McFarland Jr., Jaylen Samuels, Trey Edmunds and Tony Brooks-James behind starter Najee Harris.
The Steelers’ offseason roster now stands at the maximum of 90 players.