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Steelers add former first-round pick Taco Charlton in light of TJ Watt injury

Steelers, TJ Watt, Taco Charlton

The Pittsburgh Steelers are bringing in help on their defensive line with the status of star defender TJ Watt up in the air. According to Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network, the Steelers are signing defensive end Taco Charlton to their practice squad.

Charlton was a first-round choice in the 2017 NFL Draft and has yet to live up to the hype after being a star at Michigan. He played two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys before going to the Miami Dolphins for a year and spent the 2020 campaign with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Now, Charlton will join a talented Steelers defense in hopes of revitalizing his career, and playing alongside guys like TJ Watt could help that matter.

As for TJ Watt, his status for Week 3 is up in the air after he left the game against the Las Vegas Raiders early with a groin injury. And, it turns out Charlton was hyped and can’t wait for the terrible towels, per his latest Tweet. 

Charlton is on the Steelers practice squad, but he is likely headed for the active roster once he gets comfortable with the system and this could be an under-the-radar signing if he can try and get back to his former self.