This morning, the Steelers announced that they resigned linebacker Sutton Smith to their practice squad. Smith was one of the team’s three sixth-round 2019 draft picks.
We have added LB Sutton Smith to the practice squad. pic.twitter.com/9hHomfPr6Z
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) November 6, 2019
Smith got off to a rough start with the Steelers after struggling with injuries during training camp. Smith didn’t play in any of the Steelers four preseason games, and never really had a chance to earn a spot on the roster or practice squad.
Smith, who played his college ball at Northern Illinois, was the first ever two-time All-American in Huskies history. The undersized defensive end recorded 30 total sacks, 139 tackles, six fumble recoveries, three of which he returned for touchdowns.
The 6-foot-1, 237-pound Smith is an incredibly versatile player, who has had experience playing a number of positions — on both sides of the ball. During training camp, Smith was thrown in at fullback when Roosevelt Nix suffered a knee injury.
It will be interesting to see what the Steelers plan on using Smith for in the coming weeks, but he seems like a player who is willing to go after any role that will benefit what the organization needs from him.