The Pittsburgh Steelers made a few roster moves on Wednesday as linebacker Stevenson Sylvester was signed back to the team and linebacker Kion Wilson was waived to make room for him.
Sylvester was originally drafted by the Steelers in the fifth-round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Utah and played a total 76 snaps over the course of his first three years in the league. He was with the team this year in training camp, but waived just prior to the start of the regular season after recovering from an ankle injury suffered in the preseason opener against the New York Giants.
Sylvester is expected to contribute mostly on special teams upon his return to Pittsburgh as Wilson was a key contributor on special teams before suffering a hamstring injury in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
The Steelers might also be without the services of another special teams contributor Sunday against the New York Jets as safety Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith is currently trying to battle back from a hip injury suffered against the Vikings.
Wilson started games two games for the Steelers at the buck linebacker position after Larry Foote was lost for the season in the opener against the Tennessee Titans. He was overtaken as the starter by rookie Vince Williams in the game against the Vikings and did not play a defensive snap in that contest.