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Steelers elevate wide receiver, pass rusher from practice squad to active roster

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In response to the rash of injuries on the roster, the Pittsburgh Steelers have made a couple of roster moves ahead of its division showdown with the Cincinnati Bengals.

With wide receiver Diontae Johnson out with a knee injury, Cody White has been elevated to the 53-man roster. Johnson hurt his knee on the final play of last week’s loss to the Las Vegas Raiders and was unable to practice this week.

Edge rusher Derrek Tuszka was also moved from the practice squad to the active roster in response to injuries. The Steelers are set to play without both starting outside linebackers as T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith are both dealing with groin injuries.

Tuszka played his college ball at North Dakota State and was a seventh-round pick of the Denver Broncos in 2020. The Steelers also had the option of moving up newly acquired edge rusher Taco Charlton but opted for a player more familiar with the system. Tuszka should be the team’s third edge rusher behind Melvin Ingram and Jamir Miller and could see a significant workload.

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