WEDNESDAY, 9;25am: The Steelers officially announced that Cobb is now a member of their practice squad.
TUESDAY, 9:15pm: The Steelers plan to sign former Titans running back David Cobb to their practice squad, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Pittsburgh put Cobb through a workout yesterday.
Cobb, 23, was a fifth-round pick in last year’s draft. The ex-Minnesota Golden Gopher picked up 146 yards on 52 carries, good for a paltry 2.7 YPC, in seven games as a rookie.
With star Le’Veon Bell set to miss the first three games of the season because of a suspension, the Steelers are in search of backfield depth to work behind DeAngelo Williams. As of now, Fitzgerald Toussaint and former Ram Daryl Richardson are their top options behind Williams. Toussaint only has 24 carries to his name, though, and Richardson – the more experienced of the two – hasn’t appeared in a game since 2013.
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