Master Teague III is getting another shot to make an NFL roster.
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed the former Ohio State running back on Wednesday, adding him to their roster after placing another running back they recently signed, Jeremy McNichols, on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
Teague will now get his second shot at making an NFL roster after going undrafted earlier this year. Teague initially signed with the Chicago Bears following the draft, but was waived by the Bears following their rookie minicamp.
He’ll likely face an uphill battle to make the Steelers’ 53-man roster. Najee Harris returns for his second year as the Steelers’ starting running back while Anthony McFarland and Benny Snell are expected to be his top backups. But Teague will now have the opportunity to show what he can do in training camp and in the Steelers’ three preseason games with hopes of showing enough value as a running back and on special teams to earn a spot on the roster or practice squad.
He becomes the second former Ohio State player on the Steelers’ roster, joining Cameron Heyward.