Pittsburgh Steelers has done a roster movement to promote rookie outside line-back Ola Adeniyi, but the move they made may have something to cling to their heads.
The organization has released extinct rookie Matthew Thomas to make way for Adeniyi before team week 13 games on Sunday Night Football vs. Los Angeles Chargers.
Adeniyi was likely to be promoted because of the dubious health of the out-of-the-box-maker Bud Dupree. Dupree suffered a partially ripped pectoral muscle vs. Broncos in week 12 and is officially listed as doubtful on the team’s injury mark.
If Dupree can not play this Sunday on Heinz Field, Adeniyi will be the player coming from the bench to fill in for Anthony Chickillo or TJ Watt if needed. Adeniyi had a promising season, but a hamstring injury in week 4 in the show games he saw land on the Injured Reserve.
The Adeniyi campaign is not the biggest story to hear, but the release of Matthew Thomas is really the main scratch. Thomas may not have turned out as the team had hoped to be inside a linebacker, but it thought his special team play would do enough to keep him on the route.
Obviously not the case.
Steelers are likely to hope to sign Thomas on the team’s training group, but only if he clears the exception. Stay up to date with BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding Steelers when they enter week 1