The Pittsburgh Steelers made another transaction Thursday and it included them waiving former seventh-round draft pick, tight end Rob Blanchflower injured.
To replace Blanchflower on the 90 man roster, the Steelers claimed tight end Ray Hamilton off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys.
Hamilton, who played his college football at Iowa, was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cowboys in May. He caught just 29 passes for 305 yards during his four years at Iowa.
Blanchflower, who played his college ball at Massachusetts, failed to keep himself healthy once again this year. The tight end also battled injury problems throughout his college career. While the specifics of his latest injury have yet to be revealed, Blanchflower should clear waivers and then revert back to the Steelers injured reserve list. From there, he’ll likely be waived with an injury settlement.
At his March pro day, Hamilton measured in at 6-4 and weighed 262 pounds. He posted a 5.09 second 40-yard dash time and did 14 reps on the bench. He was mostly used as a blocking tight end at Iowa.