The Pittsburgh Steelers have made a few transactions to start off Week 3 of the 2019 regular season as one player was signed to the practice squad and another was placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured list.
We have placed S Sean Davis on the Reserve/Injured List (shoulder).
This will open a roster spot for DB Minkah Fitzpatrick.
Additionally, we have added QB Paxton Lynch to the practice squad.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 17, 2019
According to the Steelers, safety Sean Davis, who suffered a torn labrum during the team’s Sunday home loss to the Seattle Seahawks, was placed on the Reserve/Injured list on Tuesday. If Davis needs surgery, he might not make it back later in the season as a designated-to-return player. The Steelers traded for safety Minkah Fitzpatrick Tuesday night so he’s likely to be the new free safety moving forward.
The Steelers also filled their open practice squad spot on Tuesday by signing quarterback Paxton Lynch to the unit. Lynch was a a former first-round draft pick of the Denver Broncos and he played his college football at Memphis, a college that Steelers offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner has strong ties to.
Lynch only last two seasons with the Broncos and he started just four games for them on his way to completing 79 of 128 pass attempts for 792 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions. He signed with the Seattle Seahawks earlier this year but failed to make their 53-man roster after appearing in three of their preseason games.