The Steelers have filled the roster spot once occupied by LeGarrette Blount with a running back plucked from their practice squad.
The team announced that they have promoted Josh Harris to the 53-man roster for the first time in his professional career.
Harris signed with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent this year after completing his career at Wake Forest. Harris ran the ball eight times for 41 yards and had three catches for 12 yards in the preseason.
Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the team has no plans to add another veteran running back from outside the organization, leaving Harris and Dri Archer as the backups to Le’Veon Bell in the backfield. Bell looked just fine carrying a heavy workload on Monday night, but any injury would leave the Steelers thin on experienced help for their running game.