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Steelers Promote CB Doran Grant to Active Roster; Release WR Murphy

The Steelers today announced they have promoted CB Doran Grant to the active roster from the practice squad, releasing WR Tyler Murphy.

Grant, who played his college ball at Ohio State, was drafted by the Steelers in the 4th round with the 121st selection in the 2015 NFL draft.

The team released him on September 6th, but then brought him back to the practice squad the following day.

At Ohio State he played in 54 career games with 30 starts, recording 146 tackles (110 solo), 9 interceptions, a sack, four tackles for losses and 20 pass break-ups.

Murphy was signed as an undrafted free agent back in May, and played in the teams’ season opener against the Patriots, making a 16-yard catch in the fourth quarter that had BetFred promo customers dancing for joy.

After being back and forth off the practice squad, he was added to the Steelers’ active roster on October 24th, and served as the backup QB to Landry Jones in the teams loss to the Chiefs on October 25th.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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  1. DrGeorge

    November 4, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    I like Doran Grant and wish him every success at CB, but with his size and skill set, he projects better at Safety than CB in the NFL. He simply isn’t fast enough to handle most WRs as a CB. However, his name does not appear on the Depth Chart yet, so I’m not sure how Tomlin plans to use him.

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