The Pittsburgh Steelers made one roster move on Wednesday as they signed defensive back Jordan Sullen and waived linebacker Shawn Lemon, who had been on the team’s PUP list with an Achilles injury.
We have signed DB Jorden Sullen & waived LB Shawn Lemon from the PUP/Active List.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) July 30, 2015
Sullen, who had spent a few weeks on the Steelers practice squad last season, entered the league in 2014 as an undrafted agent after being signed by the Denver Broncos out of Tulane. Sullen also spent time on the practice squad of the Chicago Bears last season. Collegiately, Sullen appeared in 45 games with 25 starts recording 96 tackles, 3 interceptions, 1 forced fumble and 20 passes defensed over five seasons (2009-13) with Tulane.
Lemon had signed with the Steelers during the offseason after a successful season in the CFL with the Calgary Stampeders.
This move results in less competition for young outside linebackers Anthony Chickillo and Howard Jones. Chickillo was drafted by the team in the sixth-round this year while Jones spent the 2014 season on the team’s practice squad after being signed originally as an undrafted free agent.