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Steelers Waive OLB Skipper; Promote WR Holton From Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a roster move on Saturday before leaving town for their Sunday night game against the New England Patriots.

Waived on Saturday was rookie outside linebacker Tuzar Skipper and wide receiver Johnny Holton was promoted from the practice squad to take his place on the 53-man roster.

Skipper, who made the Steelers 53-man roster as a rookie undrafted free agent out of Toledo, will probably circle back to either the practice squad or 53-man roster next week. Skipper registered five sacks during the preseason.

As for Holton, he registered seven receptions for 167 yards and a touchdown during the preseason and also had three total special teams tackles. He is a solid special teams player and will undoubtedly be active for the Steelers Sunday night game against the Patriots.

With Holton now on the roster, there’s a decent chance that rookie wide receiver Diontae Johnson might be inactive Sunday night. If Holton is used mainly on special teams as a gunner, rookie cornerback Justin Layne might also be inactive Sunday night as well.

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