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Steelers activate LB Chickillo from practice squad

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The Pittsburgh Steelers elevated linebacker Anthony Chickillo from the practice squad to the active roster and released rookie defensive end Caushaud Lyons on Wednesday.

Chickillo landed a spot on the Steelers’ 53-man roster after the preseason before he was assigned to the practice squad on Sept. 7.

A sixth-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Chickillo started 47 games at the University of Miami and had 170 tackles, including 15 1/2 sacks, and five fumble recoveries during his college career.

Lyons was an undrafted rookie signee in May by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who waived him before the Steelers picked him up.


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