Steelers Release Ray Graham, Sign Hall Davis to Practice Squad
Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Many were intrigued when the Pittsburgh Steelers added running back Ray Graham to their practice squad last month. Armed with special teams experience and the potential to contribute as a running back, I figured that the Steelers’ brass might give Graham a chance to compete for a roster spot next season.
Unfortunately, it looks like Graham’s tenure with the Steelers is finished according to the team’s communications coordinator Burt Lauten:
With only four outside linebackers on their roster, the move to sign Hall Davis as an insurance policy on their practice squad makes sense from a depth perspective for the Steelers.
A fifth round pick out of Louisiana-Lafayette by the St. Louis Rams in 2010, the defensive end/outside linebacker ‘tweener (6’4″ 270 lbs.) has played sparingly at the professional level (two games last year) since he entered the league.
A short-term member of the Rams, Washington Redskins, Tennessee Titans, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders and most recently the Dallas Cowboys, Davis will be looking to find a home in his seventh professional stop in Pittsburgh.
Stats & Contract Info. Provided By: ESPN.com, Steelers.com , Spotrac, NFL.com and Pro Football Reference
Follow on Twitter: @DominicDiTolla and @NicePickCowherC
Like “NPC” on Facebook: Nice Pick, Cowher