Pittsburgh could look to add a linebacker off someone else's practice squad
There are options on the Steelers practice squad that the club seems fine with elevating on gameday. Tariq Carpenter and Mykai Walker are a couple of options that make some sense. They have been with the club for a while and could eventually earn some playing time if they prove to be better options in coverage.
Right now, the Steelers are another injury away from one of their practice squad players becoming a starter on defense. That is a tough thought to process after just a couple of weeks ago. Their linebacker group was seen as a strength.
Relying on practice squad players might not be the best option, but it might be their only option soon.
One outside signing that Pittsburgh could do is plucking Josh Ross off the Baltimore Ravens practice squad. He is a former undrafted free agent, one who played his NCAA ball at Michigan during the 2022 NFL Draft. Pittsburgh was rumored to have had a dinner with him during the pre-draft process.
He actually made the Ravens 53-man roster as a rookie. His season, however, was cut short due to injury.
Ross did enough this past preseason to make the practice squad. He continues to wait for an opportunity. He won't fix many issues, but Pittsburgh met with him during the pre-draft process. That seemingly shows there is interest.
Add that to potentially stealing a player from a division rival. That should only add to Pittsburgh's interest that much more.