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Steelers Sign former Penn State WR DeAndre Thompkins, Waive CB Alexander Myres



The Steelers have signed former Penn State wide receiver DeAndre Thompkins and waived cornerback Alexander Myres, the team announced on Sunday.

Thompkins, 24, had a tryout with the Steelers on Friday. He last played with the DC Defenders in the XFL this spring. He finished the abbreviated spring season with seven catches on 17 targets for 85 yards and one touchdown. In 2019, he was with the Philadelphia Eagles in training camp.

In four seasons with Penn State, the 5-foot-11, 188-pound Thompkins had 83 catches for 1,245 yards (15 yards per catch) and eight total touchdowns.

With the additions of Thompkins and Ray-Ray McCloud in the last week, the Steelers now have 10 wide receivers on their 80-man practice squad roster.

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Alexander Myres (35) trains at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex during the Steelers 2020 Training Camp, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA. (Karl Roser / Pittsburgh Steelers)

Myres originally joined the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Houston in April 2019, spent the 2019 season on the team’s practice squad and signed a futures contract for the 2020 season in February.

The 5-foot-11, 195-pound corner had been battling for time as a slot corner with 2020 rookie free agent Trajan Bandy.

The team’s roster remains at the 80-man limit after the pair of moves.

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