The Steelers have signed Taco Charlton to their 16-man practice squad, per an official club announcement. The defensive end will look to impress on the practice field and see his first live action of the 2021 season.
Charlton, once a highly-touted first-round pick of the Cowboys, flamed out quickly in Dallas. After just two-plus years with the Cowboys, he moved on to the Dolphins and did his best work in 2019 — five sacks in ten games. He had a decent 2020 with the Chiefs too, up until he broke his leg in November. He finished out with two sacks, four quarterback hits, and a forced fumble for KC. However, the 26-year-old (27 in November) wasn’t able to make the cut.
His first opportunity could come quicker than expected since T.J. Watt is dealing with a groin injury. Fortunately for the Steelers, the latest word is that Watt should be able to play on Sunday against the Bengals.
7 comments on “Steelers Sign Taco Charlton To Practice Squad”
Alex Highsmith also has a groin injury per Tomlin. Not sure why groin injuries are contagious in Pittsburgh but they are. Also Charlton was seen by some as a DT when he entered the league. and with Alualu and Tuitt hurt the Steelers have need there as well.
If they plan on playing this guy as a nose tackle in a 3-4 , they’re screwed
Didn’t the Cowboys pass on Watt to draft Charlton?
Bueno, Taco Tuesday in Pitt.
Dudes dong is beefy
Taco no matter what uniform will still be Taco. Marinelli made one bad choice after another for years and it cost DAL. As for the 20-20 hindsight club: Players every draft burnout or bust?