After being waived by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday, cornerback Doran Grant has already found a new home as his agent reported Monday afternoon on Twitter that he has signed with the Buffalo Bills to be a member of their 10-man practice squad.
— Element Sports Group (@element_sports) September 5, 2016
Grant, who was drafted by the Steelers in the fourth-round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Ohio State, spent the first half of his rookie season on the team’s practice squad following him being waived by the team just prior to the first regular season game. While Grant eventually wound up being promoted to the Steelers 53-man roster later on in the 2015 regular season, he ended the year having only played one defensive snap in addition to being used sparingly on special teams.
While it initially looked like Grant would make the Steelers final 53-man roster this year, he apparently became expendable on Saturday when the team decided to keep injured cornerback Senquez Golson on their active roster in addition to acquiring cornerback Justin Gilbert, a former first-round draft, from the Cleveland Browns.
During the preseason, Grant recorded 18 total tackles, one interception and recovered one fumble. On the interception that he recorded in this year’s preseason opener against the Detroit Lions, Grant returned it for a touchdown.
In lieu of signing Grant to their 10-man practice squad, the Steelers instead chose to sign cornerback Al-Hajj Shabazz, a former undrafted free agent who seemingly played well during the team’s four preseason games.
— Alex Kozora (@Alex_Kozora) September 5, 2016