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Steelers Sign Former Second-Round Pick to Practice Squad

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed a formed second-round pick to their practice squad.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed a formed second-round pick to their practice squad. / (AP Photo/Matt Durisko)

The Pittsburgh Steelers' defense has been a mess to begin the 2022 season. Pittsburgh's struggles in the secondary are especially apparent, which has caused head coach Mike Tomlin to consider some changes.

Now the Steelers are bringing in some potential help with their latest signing.

Pittsburgh is adding Duke Dawson to the practice squad, it was revealed Wednesday. The cornerback gives this secondary some experience that could prove valuable after their woes in the early going.

Dawson was originally a second-round pick by the New England Patriots. He didn't suit as a rookie for New England, though, and was traded to the Denver Broncos in 2019. He spent two seasons with the Broncos, appearing in a combined 26 games and logging four starts.

The former Florida Gator hasn't played in an NFL game since 2020, but he's bounced around the league and now could compete for playing time. Hopefully his starting experience puts some pressure on the rest of the secondary to step up with a new threat in town.

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