In a flurry of moves, the Steelers replace Melvin Ingram with an ex-first-round pick.

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In a flurry of moves, the Steelers replace Melvin Ingram with an ex-first-round pick.

 

After moving linebacker Melvin Ingram to the Kansas City Chiefs to kick off NFL trade deadline day, the Pittsburgh Steelers proceeded to make personnel moves.

The only way the Steelers would have traded away a former Pro Bowler like Ingram is if they had a viable replacement. Taco Charlton is currently seen as that man in Pittsburgh.

On November 2, Charlton, who was signed to the Steelers practice squad on September 21, was promoted to the 53-man roster. The Dallas Cowboys selected the defensive end 28th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

The following roster changes have been made:
• LB Taco Charlton was signed to the 53-man roster; • K Josh Lambo and DT Khalil Davis were signed to the practice squad; • DL Chris Slayton was released from the practice squad @BordasLaw https://t.co/og6V8yZM9H

— November 2, 2021, Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers)

On October 30, against the Cleveland Browns, Charlton was activated for the first time in the Black & Gold. Charlton took 10 snaps in place of Ingram, who was out with an apparent groin ailment, according to Pro Football Reference.

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Backup for Boswell

The signing of a backup kicker was one of the most critical roster moves undertaken by the Steelers. Josh Lambo, who spent the previous two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, has been added to the practice squad. According to Pro Football Reference, Lambo missed two extra points against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3 and was released in favor of former Steeler Matthew Wright.

Lambo’s acquisition was solely a precautionary measure with Steelers starter kicker Chris Boswell in concussion protocol. “There’s nothing that scares us in terms of the process that he’s in,” Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin stated in a press conference on November 2. On Monday night, if Bos is cleared and ready to play, he’ll be our kicker.”

On October 30, Boswell was concussed after taking a blow to the head on a fake field goal against the Browns.

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