On Tuesday, former Alabama outside linebacker Ryan Anderson was signed to the Steelers practice squad. It was first reported by Ben Standig of The Athletic. It will be the third team that Anderson has played for since entering the league in 2017.
Anderson spent four seasons at Alabama. During his senior season, he received first-team All-SEC honors by the Associated Press. He was also listed as a semifinalist for the Butkus Award, which recognizes the nation’s best linebacker.
Altogether, he tallied 98 tackles, 30.5 tackles for loss and 15 sacks in his time in Tuscaloosa. Following the 2016 season, he would enter the 2017 NFL draft. He was subsequently drafted by the Washington Commanders with the No. 49 overall pick.
Anderson has recorded 86 tackles, seven tackles for loss, and six sacks since being drafted. He has played for Washington, the New York Giants, and now the Pittsburgh Steelers. With star edge rusher T.J. Watt expected to miss up to six weeks due to injury, Anderson could definitely find himself on the active roster in the near future.
Former Commanders LB Ryan Anderson is signing to the Steelers practice squad, per source. Pittsburgh seeking depth following T.J. Watt's Week 1 injury.
— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) September 13, 2022
Roll Tide Wire will continue to follow Anderson’s professional career as well as other former Alabama players in the NFL.
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