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The Pittsburgh Steelers have made a small and not unexpected roster move by cutting back-up quarterback Brian Hoyer. In place of Hoyer on the roster the Steelers have signed corner Josh Victorian off of the practice squad. Victorian is on the roster as an emergency corner to add depth with Ike Taylor out of the line-up injured this week.
When the Steelers lost Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich in back-to-back weeks they needed a quarterback to back-up Charlie Batch. Hoyer, who used to be Tom Brady’s primary back-up in New England, was signed as the emergency quarterback.
In two games Hoyer never saw the field and is now back on the free agent market, but the Steelers felt comfortable enough with him to not dress Leftwich last week even though he may have been healthy enough to play.
With Roethlisberger back in action this week the Steelers are in much better shape at quarterback. Leftwich is also rumored as being back to healthy even though he may be inactive once again to leave a roster spot for another position.
However, Ike Taylor’s injury at the beginning of last week’s game has left the Steelers thin at corner. The signing of Josh Victorian will give them some extra depth on Sunday against the Chargers in case of another injury.
Victorian has been bouncing around the Steelers roster this year. Just in the last few weeks he has been cut from the practice squad, resigned to the practice squad, and now signed to the active roster for this week.
He is not, however, unused to moving around. Victorian signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent last year and has been on four different NFL rosters and has played for the New Orleans Voodoo of the Arena Football League.
For those not familiar with Victorian he played some corner during the pre-season and had some success. He finished the pre-season with nine tackles, three passes defended, and an interception.
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