Per the NFL transaction sheet, wide receivers Chester Rogers and Ahmad Wagner were welcomed to Pittsburgh for tryouts on Saturday.
Rogers, a product of Grambling State, was waived by the Dolphins on Sept. 1, and recently visited with the Green Bay Packers. He was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2016 by the Indianapolis Colts, where he appeared in 53 games (22 starts). During Rogers’ time with the Colts, he logged 1,221 receiving yards and five touchdowns.
Wagner signed an undrafted free agent deal with the Chicago Bears this offseason, but was released at the end of training camp. Wagner was second to Lynn Bowden on the Kentucky Wildcat leaderboard, but no luck yet cementing himself as a pro.
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There could be a few reasons for the Steelers’ desire to workout receivers. With Diontae Johnson (foot) having missed practice on Thursday, coaches could’ve realized there weren’t enough “bodies” for practice. Even with Johnson and starting receivers as full practice participants, there can never be enough reserves at the wide receiver position.
Deon Cain and Amara Darboh were placed on the practice squad but not protected. It could be the Steelers haven’t seen enough out of the two receivers recently to be content with their reserve depth.