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Brooks-James promoted; Moncrief waived

With injuries mounting at running back the Steelers has to make a move today activating Tony Brooks-James from the practice squad.

To make room for him on the roster the team waived veteran receiver Donte Moncrief, who signed with the team this offseason as an unrestricted free agent.

Moncrief has played in only five games this season and has just four receptions for 18 yards and no touchdowns. 

Moncrief played for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2018, where he caught 48 passes for 668 yards and three touchdowns, while starting 14 of the 16 games he played in. Moncrief was originally drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the 90th pick overall.

Brooks-James, a rookie out of Oregon, originally signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent following the 2019 NFL Draft. In four preseason games he had 25 carries for 180 yards and two touchdowns, including a 137-yard performance against Jacksonville in the preseason finale. He was released by the Falcons before the start of the regular season. 

Before being signed to the Steelers practice squad, he was on the Tampa Bay Bucs practice squad. 

While at Oregon he had 1,863 rushing yards and 392 receiving yards.

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