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Holton promoted to 53-man roster

Roster moves are a constant in the NFL and the latest comes in advance of Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots.

The team signed receiver Johnny Holton, who was on the practice squad, to the 53-man roster. 

In the preseason Holton had seven receptions for 167 yards and a touchdown. In the preseason finale against Carolina he had three catches for 86 yards and a 31-yard touchdown reception. 

Holton, who originally signed with the Steelers in May, entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent, signing with the Oakland Raiders following the 2016 NFL Draft. He spent time on the Raiders active roster and practice squad. Holton had 11 receptions with the Raiders for 252 yards and three touchdowns. He also had six carries for 43 yards.

Holton played college football at the University of Cincinnati where he caught 46 passes for 892 yards and 10 touchdowns in his two years there. He added 45 kickoff returns for 902 yards. 

To make room for Holton on the roster the team waived rookie linebacker Tuzar Skipper.

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