Steelers sign players to practice squad

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The Steelers signed two wide receivers, two offensive linemen and two defensive backs to their eight-man practice squad today.

Wide receivers Toney Clemons, a seventh-round draft pick who graduated from Valley High School, and David Gilreath joined six others that include offensive linemen John Malecki and Ryan Lee, cornerback Josh Victorian, safety Damon Cromartie-Smith, tight end Jamie McCoy and linebacker Marshall McFadden.

The Steelers will make at least one more move on Monday when they are expected to place rookie guard David DeCastro on the designated injured reserve list that will permit him to return to the roster after eight weeks.

Since that will leave them with only eight offensive lineman, they likely will add another to that group to replace DeCastro, possibly veteran Trai Essex, who was released on Friday.

Each member of the practice squad earns $5,700 weekly. They had to clear waivers before the Steelers could sign them.

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