We can probably expect a few practice squad roster moves to be announced by the Pittsburgh Steelers this morning as guard Adam Gettis and defensive back Jordan Sullen have both announced on their Twitter accounts that they have signed with the team after auditioning Tuesday.
Sullen, who was originally signed back in May by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Tulane, was most recently a member of the Chicago Bears practice squad. During his career at Tulane, Sullen registered 96 tackles (69 solo, 27 assists), 2.5 tackles for loss, 20 pass break-ups, three interceptions and one forced fumble.
At the Detroit Super Regional Combine back in April, Sullen measured in at 5105 and wedged 200 pounds. While he’s listed as a cornerback, you have to wonder if the Steelers might be considering making a free safety out of him. That would make sense being as safeties Mike Mitchell and Shamarko Thomas are both currently trying to overcome injuries.
As for Gettis, he was originally drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fifth-round of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Iowa. Last season, Gettis dressed for 13 games with Redskins and played a total of 17 snaps at left guard. He was waived by the Redskins back in August after playing in their first three preseason games.
The Steelers have a need for a practice squad guard being as Wesley Johnson was claimed off of waivers by the New York Jets on Monday. Johnson, who was drafted by the Steelers in the fifth-round back in May, was waived Saturday to make room for safety Ross Ventrone, who was promoted from the practice squad because Thomas was out injured.
Assuming both of these signings will be made official by the team Wednesday, the Steelers will have to release two players on their practice squad to make room for them.