The Pittsburgh Steelers are 8-0, but that doesn’t stop the team from trying to shore up its talent in short order.
On Tuesday, November 3, DeMarcus Christmas, defensive tackle, visited the Steelers.
By Saturday, November 7, Christmas was signed to the practice squad.
Who Is DeMarcus Christmas?
At 6’3″ and 302 pounds, Christmas played college ball at Florida State.
He was drafted in the sixth round (209th overall) by the Seattle Seahawks.
Christmas never played a snap for the Seahawks.
He had a back injury and was placed on the physically unable to play (PUP) list in the preseason.
His status remained unchanged the entire 2019 season.
Christmas was ultimately released by the Seahawks on October 6, 2020, but not before being waived and re-signed.
How Can Christmas Help the Steelers?
Christmas’s skills are considered limited compared to other defensive linemen who can cover the run and pass.
DeMarcus Christmas’s strength is the run game, an area where the Steelers feel a little vulnerable.
Should the Steelers mirror the perfect season of the 1972 Miami Dolphins, they need to maneuver through the rest of the regular season and of course, win out in the playoffs.
There are two games of interest on the Steelers schedule.
A rematch with the Baltimore Ravens is scheduled for Thanksgiving night.
The Steelers also see the Buffalo Bills on December 13.
Interconference games with the Bengals and Browns are no gimmies either.