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Steelers Ink Running Back to Practice Squad Amidst Jaylen Warren Injury

David Kaestle
The Steelers make an addition to their practice squad with the signing of Master Teague.
The Steelers make an addition to their practice squad with the signing of Master Teague. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

While starting running back Najee Harris looked really good for the Steelers in Week 11, their backup RB Jaylen Warren is dealing with some hamstring issues. This leaves just Benny Snell Jr. as the only other healthy back on the depth chart with Jeremy McNichols on Injured Reserve.

This caused the Steelers to make a move on Wednesday, signing RB Master Teague to the practice squad.

Teague is a rookie who has yet to see any actual NFL game action yet, but he spent four years in Ohio State's backfield, rushing for over 1,700 yards over four seasons with the Buckeyes.

It's clear Teague has some potential and the Steelers now want to explore it. How Warren's injury shakes out will determine if Teague gets the call up to the active roster, but for now, he's officially part of the organization and time will tell if he gets the chance to make any sort of impact the rest of the season or if this is merely just a precautionary signing.

The Steelers are 2.5-point road underdogs in Week 12 against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NFL odds.

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