The Pittsburgh Steelers will fill their open practice squad spot they have by signing defensive tackle Eli Ankou, according to Aaron Wilson. Ankou tried out for the Houston Texans on Friday, the report indicates.
Pittsburgh Steelers signing defensive tackle Eli Ankou to their practice squad, according to a league source @SportsTalk790 Ankou tried out for the Texans on Friday
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 4, 2021
Ankou, who went undrafted in 2017, played his college football at UCLA. He has bounced around with several NFL teams since 2017. He has dressed for 27 total NFL games to date and has two starts both of which came as a member of the Cleveland Browns in 2019.
In his NFL career to date, Ankou has registered 31 total tackles and 1.5 sacks. He has played 584 total defensive snaps to date.
He was most recently with the Atlanta Falcons this past offseason. He was originally signed by the Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2017, but he failed to make the team and was waived before the start of the season.
— Steelers Depot (@Steelersdepot) October 4, 2021