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Steelers announce several additions to practice squad

Plenty of new names in town.

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If you can believe it, the Pittsburgh Steelers are just days away from their season opening matchup in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday.

And ahead of the matchup, they've announced a handful of additions to the practice squad. Coming in are RB Qadree Ollison, RB Zander Horvath and DB Tariq Carpenter: 

From the official press release: 

"Defensive back Tariq Carpenter: Carpenter spent last season with the Green Bay Packers after they selected him in the seventh round of the 2022 NFL Draft. He saw action in 14 games, finishing with eight special teams tackles, which was sixth on the team. Carpenter had at least one special teams tackle in six of the final eight games of the season. He played at Georgia Tech where he appeared in 52 games, 41 starts, and finished with 223 tackles, 152 of them solo stops. He also had 22 passes defensed, four interceptions, six and a half tackles for a loss and three forced fumbles."

Running back Zander Horvath: Horvath was drafted by the Los Angeles Chargers in the seventh round of the 2022 NFL Draft. His rookie season he played in 15 games, starting two, and finished with four carries for eight yards and had five receptions for eight yards. He also played in the Chargers AFC Wild Card game. Horvath played collegiately at Purdue, where he saw action in 28 games. He carried the ball 268 times for 1,181 yards rushing and eight touchdowns. He also added 68 receptions for 592 yards and a touchdown.

Running back Qadree Ollison: Ollison spent his first three seasons in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons, before signing with the Dallas Cowboys in 2022 and then the Jacksonville Jaguars this past offseason. He was selected by the Falcons in the fifth-round of the 2019 NFL Draft, the 152nd overall selection. He played in 19 games for the Falcons, also spending time on their practice squad, and had 44 carries for 158 yards and five touchdowns, including four his rookie season. He played in three games for the Cowboys in 2022, also spending time on their practice squad. Ollison played at the University of Pittsburgh where he rushed for 1,213 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2018, ranking second in total rushing in the ACC that season and earning second team All-ACC honors."

Source: Twitter