Steelers bring back LB Jayrone Elliott, add QB Devlin Hodges to practice squad |

Steelers bring back LB Jayrone Elliott, add QB Devlin Hodges to practice squad

Joe Rutter
Pittsburgh Steelers Jay Elliott runs for a touchdown following an interception during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019.

After losing a preseason sensation at linebacker on a waiver claim, the Pittsburgh Steelers brought back another linebacker who had a strong finish to the exhibition season.

One day after Tuzar Skipper was claimed by the New York Giants, the Steelers replaced him Tuesday on the 53-man roster by signing Jayrone Elliott.

Skipper had an NFL-high five sacks in the preseason, but Elliott had a strip-sack and 88-yard fumble return in the exhibition finale at Carolina. Elliott, however, was among the players cut Aug. 31 when the Steelers set their 53-man roster.

Like Skipper, Elliott played at Toledo. The Steelers are his fifth organization since he entered the NFL in 2014.

The Steelers also added quarterback Devlin Hodges to the practice squad. Hodges also was cut Aug. 31, but he was brought back one day after the Steelers traded third-string quarterback Joshua Dobbs to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a fifth-round pick in the 2020 draft.

Joe Rutter is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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