The Steelers have played two preseason games and they’ve seen two of their backup quarterbacks go down with injuries.
Bruce Gradkowski injured his hamstring in the opener and Dustin Vaughan fractured a bone in his thumb late in Thursday night’s game against the Eagles. Vaughan is in a cast and doesn’t know when he’ll be able to return to the field.
“It’s unfortunate right now,” Vaughan said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “The timing is unfortunate. But we still have two preseason games. Hopefully, I can get back as soon as possible.”
The Steelers signed Bryn Renner to round out their quarterback group on Saturday. Renner has spent preseason or practice squad time with the Broncos, Ravens, Titans and Chargers without seeing any action in the regular season.
Guard Antoine Everett was also signed to the 90-man roster while running back Christian Powell and center Valerian Ume-Ezeoke have been dropped.