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Steelers to Sign former Falcons OLB Jacob Tuioti-Mariner to Practice Squad



The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed former Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Jacob Tuioti-Mariner to their practice squad, as first reported by Aaron Wilson of iHeart Radio and confirmed by Steelers Now.

Tuioti-Mariner, 25, spent three and half seasons with the Falcons before his release on Nov. 9. He played in 30 games with Atlanta, making one start, and recorded 54 tackles, four tackles for a loss, three sacks and eight quarterback hits.

He joined the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of UCLA in 2018 and spent his first professional season on the practice squad. He made the 53-man roster in 2019 and has been a regular rotational pass rushers and special teamer for the Falcons since then.

Tuioti-Mariner will join Delontae Scott as outside linebackers on the practice squad, with Taco Charlton and Derrek Tuska on the 53-man roster backing up Alex Highsmith and T.J. Watt.

The team had a practice squad vacancy after releasing kicker Josh Lambo on Tuesday.

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