Steelers sign WR Jacob Copeland to practice squad

According to Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, starting wide receiver Diontae Johnson will miss at least a week with the hamstring injury he suffered in Sunday’s 30-7 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

This forced the Steelers to bring in a trio of free-agent wide receivers for a visit on Tuesday. Pittsburgh worked out Isaiah Coulter, Deuce Watts and Jacob Copeland, with Copeland getting signed to the Steelers practice squad.

Copeland is a former Florida and Maryland receiver who split time in the offseason on the Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings roster.

In a corresponding move to make space on the practice squad, the Steelers released running back Greg Bell and cornerback Luq Barcoo. This means the Steelers still have a spot on the practice squad to add another player if necessary.

Story originally appeared on Steelers Wire