Rookie outside linebacker Tuzar Skipper failed to clear waivers on Monday following his Saturday afternoon waiving from the Pittsburgh Steelers and now he’s property of the New York Giants.
— Steelers Depot (@Steelersdepot) September 9, 2019
Skipper, who originally made the Steelers initial 53-man roster after registering an NFL-best five sacks during the preseason, was waived Saturday afternoon by the team to make room for the promotion of wide receiver Johnny Holton from the practice squad. Holton dressed and played Sunday night against the New England Patriots.
After being invited to participate in the Steelers annual rookie minicamp, Skipper, who played his college football art Toledo, was signed to the 90-man roster. He had a great training camp and followed that up with an even better preseason that included him registering at least one sack in every game. He had two sacks in the preseason finale in addition to two special teams tackles.
The Steelers losing Skipper to waivers is just one final kick in the gut of Steelers fans. The Steelers were blown out Sunday night by the Patriots and that loss came on the heels of former wide receiver Antonio Brown agreeing to terns with New England following his Saturday release from the Oakland Raiders.
We’ll now have to wait and see if Skipper sticks on the Giants 53-man roster. If he doesn’t, he would once again be subject to waivers.