To make their appraisal, Pittsburgh Steelers staged a defensive match on Tuesday for practice. The player the Steelers brought in was former Seattle Seahowks defender of defense Demarcus Christmas. This follows Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle:
Demarcus Christmas visited Steelers
– Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) November 3, 2020
Christmas is a Seattle Seahawks sixth round draft option in the 2019 draft NFL out of the State of Florida. During Seminoles’ time, Christmas started 38 games and had 105 tackles, 3.5 tackles, 13 clearance passes, two fumbling returns and 10.5 saves.
After being drafted by Seahawks in 2019, Christmas began to leave training camp on the non-compete list (PUP). Christmas was never activated on the list and lost the entire 2019 season. In 2020, Christmas was released by Seahawks during roster cuts and was contracted to practice in mid-September. released three weeks later.
When it comes to settling on defense, the Steelers are wise to consider different options as starters Cameron Heyward and Tyson Alualu are both facing injuries in the Steelers’ Week 9 match against the Dallas Cowboys. Also, the Steelers included defender Chris Wormley on the Reserve / Injured list last Saturday and he will not be available for at least two more weeks. The players currently on the Steelers’ active roster for defense are starters Stephon Tuitt and reserve Isaiah Buggs and Henry Mondeaux. Steelers’ seventh round draft selection, Carlos Davis is on the list but has been inactive for all of 2020. The Steelers also have UDFA Calvin Taylor currently in their 16-man training roster.
Whether Steelers will sign for Christmas remains to be seen as he will have to continue through NFL’s COVID-19 protocol before joining Steelers later this week.
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