After starting training camp off on the NFI (non-football injury list), Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Devaunte Sigler has passed his physical and has resumed practicing with the team as of Wednesday.
Devaunte Sigler has passed his physical and is off the Non-Football Injury List. He has resumed practicing with the team.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 3, 2016
Sigler, who was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Jacksonville State, failed the team’s condition test upon arriving to Saint Vincent College in Latrobe for the start of training camp.
Last season, Sigler registered 32 total tackles and 2 sacks in 10 games played as he was forced to miss a few due to injuries.
While he’s a long shot to make the Steelers final 53-man roster this year, Sigler could make a run at a practice squad spot if he can remain healthy throughout the rest of training camp and play well during the preseason.
With Sigler now off of the NFI list, and wide receiver Shakim Phillips being waived injured on Wednesday, tight end Ladarius Green is now the only player on the team’s Active PUP list. Green, who underwent offseason ankle surgery, is currently doing limited work on the side with the team’s medical staff during training camp practices. It is unknown as to when he’ll be healthy enough to start practicing with the rest of the team.