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Titans Release former Steelers OLB Tuzar Skipper



Tuzar Skipper

The Tennessee Titans have announced the release former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Tuzar Skipper, the club said on Monday.

Skipper, 26, signed with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Toledo in 2019 and became a fan favorite after a strong preseason performance that season.

He was waived in the first week of that season and claimed by the New York Giants. The Giants waived him and placed him on their practice squad, but the Steelers re-signed Skipper on Nov. 19, 2019.

In 2020, Skipper was among the final players cut from the Steelers’ training camp roster and caught on with the Titans, signing to their practice squad on Sept. 15.

He was elevated to the active roster for four games and made two starts while recording five tackles before being lost for the rest of the season with an injury. He re-signed with the Titans for 2021 in January and then re-signed with the club for 2022 before his release.

The Steelers have been looking for depth behind starters T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith at outside linebacker, but did not land a player at the position in the 2022 NFL Draft. The Steelers signed former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Genard Avery in free agency and has 2021 backup Derrek Tuszka on the roster. They’ll be joined for training camp by rookie free agents Tyree Johnson from Texas A&M and T.D. Moultry from Auburn.

Skipper’s two stints in Pittsburgh and NFL experience could make him an attractive option if the Steelers are looking to add more veteran depth to that spot.