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Steelers Sign OLB Sutton Smith to Practice Squad

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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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