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TE Dax Raymond Clears Waivers, Reverts to Steelers IR

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Tight end Dax Raymond has cleared waivers and reverted to the Steelers’ injured reserve list, meaning the team can keep his rights through the end of the 2020 season.

Raymond injured his ankle on the second day of full practices last Tuesday and was waived with an injured designation. He has since cleared waivers and reverted to the injured reserve list. He could potentially be re-activated after eight weeks or agree to an injury settlement with the team and become a free agent.

Raymond was signed by the Steelers on July 20 after being waived earlier in the offseason by the Chicago Bears.

Raymond originally signed with the 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.

At Utah State, Raymond was a two-year starter, grabbing 72 balls for 873 yards and three touchdowns in his career. He was a two-time All-Mountain West selection.

The Steelers replaced Raymond on the active roster by signing rookie Kyle Markway. Raymond is the first player to be placed on the injured reserve list by the Steelers this season.

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