After working out running back David Cobb today, the Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly going to sign him to their practice squad. This report/tweet via ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
I'm told Steelers plan to add former Titans RB David Cobb to their practice squad after working him out today. Fifth-round pick in 2015.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) September 7, 2016
Cobb quickly fell out of favor in Tennessee, carrying the ball just 52 times last season. The Titans traded for DeMarco Murray and drafted Derrick Henry in the second round under a new coaching staff, making Cobb expendable. He was cut at the march to 53, losing out to Antonio Andrews.
The Steelers will have to make a corresponding move on their practice squad in order to bring Cobb on board. They are currently carrying two running backs – Brandon Brown-Dukes and Cameron Stingily. One of those two figures to be released.
Pittsburgh showed plenty of interest in Cobb out of Minnesota, where he rushed for over 1600 yards and 13 touchdowns his senior season. They spent time with him at the NFL Combine and attended the Golden Gophers’ Pro Day.