The Pittsburgh Steelers are continuing to build out their practice squad, reportedly signing DL Renell Wren to it. That comes from ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, who tweeted the news a short time ago.
As Fowler mentions, Wren was the Bengals’ fourth-round pick in 2019, drafted out of Arizona State. He’s appeared in 12 games, making two starts, both coming during his rookie year. To date, he’s recorded nine tackles and logged just under 200 career defensive snaps.
He joins a deep Steelers’ defensive line room that’s kept seven on its 53-man roster. They’ve also added Carlos Davis to the practice squad .
We profiled Wren back in 2019, with our Tom Mead writing:
“My feeling is based on his size and quickness at the snap he’ll get drafted with the hopes that some coaching staff will be able to coax more out of him.”
Wren profiled well coming out of school, fitting the mold of what the team looks for.
Wren was the only DE in 2019 to check every box in our “what they look for” study.
The Steelers now have at least 11 players on their 16-man practice squad. Check out our full draft profile on Wren below.