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Steelers sign RB Todman


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The Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday signed running back Jordan Todman, who had been released by the Carolina Panthers.

The Steelers had a first-hand look at Todman on Thursday, when he rushed for 72 yards on five carries for the Panthers, in the Steelers’ 23-6 preseason loss to the Carolina.

Todman joins Le’Veon Bell, DeAngelo Williams, and Roosevelt Nix as the Steelers’ running backs.

The Steelers are Todman’s fourth team in five NFL seasons, and he spent his last three seasons with Jacksonville. Last season, he rushed for 186 yards and averaged 5.8 yards per carry.

The Steelers also claimed defensive end Caushaud Lyons, who was waived by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

To make room on the roster for Todman and Lyons, the Steelers waived linebacker Anthony Chickillo and released cornerback Doran Grant.

The Steelers signed 10 players to the practice squad: running back Dominique Brown, defensive back Jordan Dangerfield, offensive linemen Reese Dismukes and Antonio Johnson, linebackers L.J. Fort and Shayon Green, defensive end Ethan Hemer, wide receivers Shakim Phillips and Jarrod West and tight end Harold Spears.

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