It’s not even the first day of camp and we have roster moves. The Pittsburgh Steelers announced they have officially signed WR Eli Rogers and placed him on the Active/PUP list. In a corresponding move to remain at a 90 man roster, they have waived/injured cornerback Trey Johnson.
The Rogers move had been announced earlier Wednesday after he visited with the team. Mike Tomlin also announced Rogers will begin camp on the Active/PUP list while he rehabs from the torn ACL and meniscus injury suffered in the playoff loss to Jacksonville. Rogers won’t be able to practice until he comes off Active/PUP. Tomlin did not offer a timetable for when that will happen.
Johnson suffered a shoulder injury and didn’t take part in the team’s conditioning test. He will revert to injured reserve shortly, ending his season, and could be released with an injury settlement in a couple of weeks. A rookie, he was a promising UDFA out of Villanova. That leaves the Steelers with eight healthy corners.