Report: Steelers Signing DL Jonathan Marshall Off Jets’ Observe Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers are going outside the organization to replace the injured Chris Wormley, reportedly signing DL Jonathan Marshall off the New York Jets’ practice squad. Here’s what ESPN’s Field Yates tweeted moments ago.

As Yates notes, Marshall was the Jet’s 6th round selection in last year’s draft. As a rookie, he appeared in four games, making two tackles. Listed at 6’3, 310 pounds with 32 1/4 inch arms out of Arkansas, he recorded 35 tackles (6.5 TFL) and a sack in his final season for the Razorbacks.

Per Draft Bomb’s Kent Lee Platte, Marshall had an elite 9.99 Relative Athletic Score (RAS) coming out of college, making him one of the most athletic players relative to his size and position over the last 35 years.

So far, Marshall had yet to appear in a game in 2022. He flashed as a rookie in the preseason as highlighted by these clips.

Because he was poached off the Jets’ practice squad, he will essentially have to remain on the roster for at least the next three weeks. He replaces Chris Wormley, who suffered a knee injury in Sunday’s loss to Baltimore. Mike Tomlin said Tuesday Wormley needs surgery and it’s almost certain he’ll be placed on IR as a corresponding move.

UPDATE (5:24 PM): Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Wormley has a torn ACL, making an IR move a mere formality.

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