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Safety Jacob Hagen has visited with the Pittsburgh Steelers per NFL Insider Aaron Wilson over at the Houston Chronicle.
Hagen spent most of the preseason with the Steelers before injuring his leg in the third preseason game against the New Orleans Saints. He was released at the cutdown to 75 though it’s unclear if it was because of injury or because of performance. He was not designated with an injury waiver when cut.
He spent most of the preseason running as a third and fourth team safety. His play wasn’t particularity notable but he offers size, big hands, and showed some physicality downhill as a tackler. Per the Steelers’ website, he’s credited with five tackles in the preseason.
After spending his rookie year with the St. Louis Rams in 2015, lasting the entire preseason, he signed a futures contract with Pittsburgh during the winter.
The Steelers are likely just updating their emergency list, as most teams do on Tuesdays, with someone who is back to full health. Shamarko Thomas was active for Monday night’s game and there aren’t any other known injuries in the secondary that would facilitate a roster move. The Steelers have five safeties on their 53 but no one on the practice squad. Al-Hajj Shabazz is their only DB.
Of course, if Hagen does get signed, we’ll let you know.