View Full Version : Albert Young (RB) signed to Steelers practice squad

01-03-2012, 10:46 PM
The Eagles won't be there but Moorestown's Albert Young just might.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Sunday's NFL finale. That opened the door for Young to join the team's practice squad in time for next week's Wild Card playoff game at Denver.

The move hasn't been officially announced by the Steelers but it was confirmed by both young and his agent, Jerrold Colton, on the social media service twitter. Young did not return messages Tuesday.

With Mendenhall absent, Paulsboro graduate Isaac Redmond assumes the Steelers starting running back position with rookie John Clay in reserve. Mendenhall's roster spot was taken by defensive back Anthony Madison after cornerbacks Keenan Lewis and Cortez Allen were lost to injury and safety Ryan Clark was deactivated because of health concerns.

Young was a member of the Minnesota Vikings during his first three NFL seasons, spending his first on the Vikings practice squad and appearing in 10 games in 2009 and 2010. He has rushed 25 times for 82 yards in the NFL. Young was a late cut by Jacksonville in the preseason.

http://www.phillyburbs.com/sports/eagle ... 2d767.html (http://www.phillyburbs.com/sports/eagles/nfl-moorestown-s-young-signed-to-steelers-practice-squad/article_a235ff56-08cd-5edb-a451-e7b66702d767.html)

01-04-2012, 02:49 AM
Steelers Sign Chad Spann to 53 Man Roster

January 3rd, 2012

The Steelers have signed running back Chad Spann to the 53 man roster. He will be taking the spot of Rashard Mendenhall who was lost for the season with an ACL tear.

http://bleedblackandgold.com/blog/2012/ ... an-roster/ (http://bleedblackandgold.com/blog/2012/01/03/steelers-sign-charles-spann-to-53-man-roster/)

01-04-2012, 03:11 AM
Spann has a nice college highlight reel. Hopefully he can come out of nowhere and contribute


01-04-2012, 12:33 PM
So which is it Chad Span or Anthony Madison? They can't both take one spot. Did we release someone else?

01-04-2012, 12:38 PM
So which is it Chad Span or Anthony Madison? They can't both take one spot. Did we release someone else?
Placed LB Chris Carter on injured reserve.

01-04-2012, 12:44 PM
Confirmation on Spann/Carter:

SteelersDigest Steelers Digest
OLB Chris Carter to IR. RB Chad Spann signed from practice squad. RB Albert Young signed to practice squad.
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jimwexell James C Wexell
Steelers IR rookie OLB Chris Carter. Activate RB Chad Spann from practice squad.
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