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Steelers Sign OLB Sutton Smith to Practice Squad



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.

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.

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