With DeAngelo Williams’ day-to-day due to his foot injury, the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed running back Abou Toure to the practice squad, the team announced today.
The #Steelers have signed rookie RB Abou Toure to their practice squad.
— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) January 5, 2016
Toure, 6’2 235, is a UDFA out of Tennessee-Martin. In 2014, his only year as the starter, he rushed for 1138 yards and 8 TDs. He also hauled in 11 receptions.
He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts after impressing during rookie mini-camp, entering as a tryout player and receiving a contract. He spent the preseason with the team but did not record any stats. The Arizona Cardinals signed him to the practice squad a month ago but released him on December 24th. It’s no surprise the Steelers chose somebody who is still in football shape. He’ll fight for a futures contract after the season concludes.
According to his NFLDraftScout bio, he ran a 4.7 40 at his Pro Day, benched 225 22 times, and jumped 39 inches in the vertical.
The Steelers had an open practice squad spot after promoting Ross Ventrone last week and did not need to make a corresponding move.