Steelers place safety Elijah Riley on IR

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced a handful of roster moves on Monday. Pittsburgh signed veteran safety Eric Rowe to the practice squad but we look for him to be elevated quickly as the team also announced they were placing safety Elijah Riley on IR.

Riley came in on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns but only played nine snaps before suffering a high ankle sprain.

The hope is that Pittsburgh can get Minkah Fitzpatrick back soon to pair back up with Damontae Kazee and guys like Rowe and Trenton Thompson can be relegated to reserve duty. Fitzpatrick has been dealing with a hamstring injury and his replacement, Keanu Neal went on IR just over a week ago with a rib injury.

This week the Steelers travel to take on the Cincinnati Bengals in a crucial AFC North showdown.

Story originally appeared on Steelers Wire