Steelers place Roosevelt Nix, Ryan Switzer on season-ending injured reserve |

Steelers place Roosevelt Nix, Ryan Switzer on season-ending injured reserve

Joe Rutter
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Ryan Switzer returns a kickoff during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix returns to practice Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.

Fullback Roosevelt Nix and wide receiver Ryan Switzer have been placed on injured reserve by the Pittsburgh Steelers, ending their seasons.

Nix appeared in three games this season because of knee injuries, aggravating an injury against the Indianapolis Colts.

Switzer injured his back last Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. Nix and Switzer already were ruled out from playing Thursday against the Cleveland Browns.

Linebacker Jayrone Elliott was re-signed to the 53-man roster, and wide receiver Tevin Jones was promoted from the practice squad.

Switzer has eight receptions for 27 yards and served as the Steelers’ primary punt and kickoff returner. He averaged 3.6 yards on 11 punt returns and 18.4 yards on nine kickoff returns.

Rookie Diontae Johnson likely will replace Switzer on punt returns.

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

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