Steelers tight end Dax Raymond cleared waivers and has reverted to the team’s injured reserve list.
Raymond was injured in the team’s training camp practice session on Thursday and waived with an injury designation Friday. After clearing waivers, he automatically reverted to the injured reserve.
Raymond when through the same process in 2020, when he was injured during Steelers training camp. He was later released from the injured reserve with an injury settlement.
The injured reserve rules for the 2021 season have not been set yet. In most years, players must spend a minimum of six weeks on injured reserve and only two players can return from the IR to the active roster in any given season.
Last year, teams had an unlimited number of returns from the IR and players had to spend only three weeks on the injured list before returning.
Raymond originally signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted rookie out of Utah State in 2019. He suffered a head injury in Chicago’s fourth preseason game and he was placed on the injured reserve, then later waived with an injury settlement and re-signed to Chicago’s practice squad. He finished the 2019 preseason with three catches for 22 yards.
The Steelers signed tight end Marcus Baugh to replace Raymond on the 90-man roster.