The Pittsburgh Steelers made a few transactions prior to Monday’s training camp practice.
Waived injured were running back Brandon Johnson and center Quinton Schooley. Signed to take their places on the 90-man roster were running back Christian Powell and center Valerian Ume-Ezeoke.
We have signed undrafted rookie free agent running back Christian Powell and free agent center Valerian Ume-Ezeoke.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 1, 2016
Johnson, an undrafted free agent who played his college football at Penn State, had suffered an undisclosed injury during Sunday’s practice. As for Schooley, another undrafted free agent, he was injured during the team’s first practice on Friday and hadn’t practiced since.
This will be Powell’s second stint with the team this year as the undrafted free agent out of Colorado was originally signed by the team immediately following the draft. An injury, however, resulted in him being waived in early May.
Ume-Ezeoke, who went undrafted in 2015, was waived by the Arizona Cardinals in May after signing a futures contract with them in February. He had originally been signed by the Atlanta Falcons in 2015 but was released prior to the start of the regular season. At his 2015 pro day, Ume-Ezeoke measured in at 6-2, 305 pounds. He played his college football at New Mexico State.