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Steelers Place CB James Pierre On Reserve/COVID-19 List; Sign K Sam Sloman To Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers activated wide receiver James Washington from the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday and at that time no reciprocal move was made due to the team being granted a temporary roster exemption. That exemption has now expired and the team has made a COVID-related move to accommodate Washington on their 53-man roster.

The Steelers announced on Friday that cornerback James Pierre has now been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. That move accommodates Washington on the 53-man roster. We will now see if Pierre can clear COVID protocols by Sunday morning. If he can’t, he obviously won’t be activated by Sunday night and thus wont play against the Chiefs.