The Steelers added to their offensive line depth by once again dipping into the XFL on Thursday.
The team announced the signing of tackle Anthony Coyle among four signings on Thursday. Coyle most recently played with the New York Guardians of the XFL.
The Steelers listed the 6-foot-5, 298 pound Coyle as a tackle. He was listed as a guard by the Guardians, and was listed as a starter on the team’s final depth chart before the remainder of the 2020 XFL season was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Coyle started the 2019 season in training camp with the Green Bay Packers. He was released on Sept. 1 and spent two weeks on the Atlanta Falcons practice squad in November before joining the Guardians at the end of the NFL season.
Coming out of FCS Fordham, Coyle originally signed with the Houston Texas as an undrafted free agent in 2018, but was released after training camp and was signed to the Packers practice squad.
In four seasons with the Rams, the Staten Island native was a four-year starter, playing his final three seasons at left tackle after playing as a freshman at right tackle. Coyle was a two-time All-Patriot League selection.
The Steelers have had significant success with unheralded linemen in their recent history, with 2019 starters Matt Feiler, Ramon Foster and Alejandro Villanueva all entering the league as undrafted free agents.
Coyle is the third lineman the Steelers have added since the end of the 2019 season, joining guard Stefen Wisniewski and center John Keenoy.