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The Pittsburgh Steelers are filling a vacancy on their practice squad with another inside linebacker.
With players being elevated to the 53-man roster, it can open up a vacancy on the practice squad for a player to get a shot with a new team. With the Steelers having an opening on the expanded practice squad, they have filled it with linebacker Tegray Scales.
We have signed LB Tegray Scales to the practice squad.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) November 11, 2020
Scales went undrafted in 2018 out of the University of Indiana. Signed is an undrafted free agent by the Los Angeles Rams, Scales failed to make the team or the practice squad in 2018. In December of the 2018 season, Scales landed on the Indianapolis Colts practice squad for two weeks. Following the 2018 season, Scales signed a futures contract with the Steelers and spent all of the 2019 training camp with Pittsburgh. Scales did not make the team or the practice squad.
Following the 2019 season, Scales played in the XFL as a member of the Dallas Renegades. In five games, Scales had 24 tackles and a sack.
Earlier this season, scales was on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad for Weeks 6 and 7 before being released.
Scales fills the vacant practice squad spot from where the Steelers signed Jayrone Elliott to the active roster on Saturday. Even though the Steelers also made a practice squad move the same day when they signed Demarcus Christmas, the spot he was filling was the one vacated when Trey Edmonds was signed to the 53-man roster just before the Steelers game with the Baltimore Ravens.
Stay tuned to BTSC for continued coverage as the Steelers prepared to take on the Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday at Heinz Field.