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Steelers Sign former NY Giants, Syracuse DL Chris Slayton to Practice Squad

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed defensive tackle Chris Slayton to their practice squad, the team announced Wednesday.

The 6-foot-4, 307-pound Slayton was a seventh-round pick of the New York Giants out of Syracuse in 2019. The 25-year-old is a native of Crete, Illinois.

He spent the 2019 season with the Giants, most of which was on the practice squad. He was with the Buffalo Bills practice squad in 2020 and the Atlanta Falcons from 2020 until recently. He has never played in an NFL game.

The Steelers needed another body along the defensive line with Carlos Davis being placed on injured reserve.

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