The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed wide receiver Cody White to their active roster from their practice squad, the team announced on Saturday.
White made his NFL debut for the Steelers in Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals, when he caught two passes after being a game day elevation from the practice squad. White was also elevated from the practice squad in Week 4 at Green Bay, but played minimally against the Packers.
Players can play in just two games while being elevated from the practice squad, so for White to play again this Sunday, he needed to be added to the 53-man roster.
The Steelers wide receivers corps has been banged up lately, especially among the outside receivers. Diontae Johnson missed the Week 4 game, Chase Claypool was out against the Packers, and James Washington has been ruled out this week with a groin injury.
A Michigan State alum, White first joined the Steelers during the 2020 offseason as an undrafted free agent. He spent the entire 2020 season on the Steelers’ practice squad before getting another crack at making the roster during the Steelers’ 2021 preseason. He was cut after the preseason and added back to the practice squad this autumn.
The Steelers waived guard Rashaad Coward to make room for White.