Last week the Pittsburgh Steelers worked out free agent running back Dreamius Smith and on Monday they signed him to their practice squad.
We have added RB Dreamius Smith to our practice squad.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) November 28, 2016
Smith will fill the spot on the practice squad that belonged to running back Karlos Williams, who was suspended last week by the NFL for 10 games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
As previously noted last week, Smith, who played his college football at West Virginia, weighed in at 5’10 223 pounds at his Pro Day workout. He ran an impressive 4.48 and jumped 35 inches in the vertical with a 4.05 figure in the short shuttle. He averaged well over five yards a carry and scored five touchdowns his senior year in 2014.
After going undrafted in 2015, Smith was signed by the San Diego Chargers. After failing to make their 53-man roster out of training camp, he landed on the Chargers practice squad. Late last season he was promoted to their 53.man roster.
After suffering an Achilles injury this past August, Smith landed on the Chargers Reserve/Injured list until he was ultimately waived with a settlement.