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Steelers Promote S Ross Ventrone, Waive OL Wesley Johnson

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant isn’t likely to dress Sunday against the Cleveland Browns thanks to the team making a roster move Saturday afternoon.

With safety Shamarko Thomas ruled out for the Sunday game with an injured hamstring, safety Ross Ventrone has been promoted from the practice squad and will now likely dress Sunday against the Browns to help on special teams.

To make room for Ventrone on the roster, rookie offensive lineman Wesley Johnson was waived. Johnson, who was drafted in the fifth round back in May, might circle back to the 53 man roster after Sunday’s game. At the very least the Steelers will likely sign him to their practice squad to fill the open space.

The signing of Ventrone will likely result in Bryant being inactive once again as he was the obvious candidate to get the extra helmet with Thomas sidelined.

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