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Steelers Release CB Antonio Smith and RB Chad Spann

The Steelers today made a couple roster moves, releasing cornerback Antonio Smith and running back Chad Spann.

Smith was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent back in 2007, and also has played for the Lions, Chargers and Bengals. He played college ball at Ohio State.

Spann He was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2011, and signed by the Buccanneers on October 17th, 2011 before finally ending up with the Steelers.

He played college football at Northern Illinois University, and in 2010, as a college senior, he rushed for 1,388 yards and led the nation with 22 touchdowns, and contributed to the Huskies first 11 win season.

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Carter on IR; Spann activated

Chris Carter Placed on the Reserve/Injured List;
Chad Spann Added to Active Roster

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Steelers Add RB Chad Spann to the Active Roster

With injuries all over the place, the Steelers have promoted running back Chad Spann from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

Originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Northern Illinois, the 5-foot-8, 202-pound Spann had eight carries for 31 yards, one reception for 25 yards, returned four kickoffs for 67 yards and had one special teams tackle for the Colts in the preseason, but was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury in Week 1.

Waived with an injury settlement, Spann worked out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 17 and was signed to their practice squad, where he spent a month before he was released. Spann joined the Steelers’ practice squad in the middle of December.

Linebacker Chris Carter (hamstring) has been placed on injured reserve to add Spann to the roster. The Steelers have also added running back Albert Young to the practice squad.

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