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John Clay on, Curtis Brown off of Steelers roster

By Scott Brown
Friday, Dec. 23, 2011

The Steelers have signed running back John Clay from their practice squad, and placed Curtis Brown on injured reserve, ending the rookie cornerback's season.

Brown, a third-round draft pick in April, had been the Steelers' best special-teams player this season. He leads the Steelers with 15 special-teams tackles.

Clay is expected to play tomorrow against the St. Louis Rams as Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman are the team's only other healthy running backs. Mewelde Moore has been ruled out of today's game because of a knee injury.

The 6-1, 248-pound Clay signed with the Steelers in?late July as an undrafted free agent. He rushed for 3,413?yards and 41 touchdowns in three seasons at Wisconsin.



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