The Steelers activated guard Danny Isidora to the 53-man roster, elevated linebacker Tegray Scales to the Active/Inactive roster from the practice squad and released tight end Kevin Rader ahead of tonight's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Isidora, who was signed on Dec. 15, has played in 25 games during his four-year career, including 14 in 2018, with six starts. He has played in one game so far in 2020.
He was a fifth-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings in the 2017 NFL Draft. Isidora was traded to the Miami Dolphins in 2019, where he played in four games. He was released by the Dolphins prior to the start of the 2020 regular season and signed to the Chiefs practice squad a few days later.
Scales was signed to the practice squad on Nov. 11 and was also elevated in Week 14 against Buffalo. He spent time with the Steelers during the 2019 offseason but was released prior to the start of the season. Most recently Scales was on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad for a brief time in 2020 and also played for the Dallas Renegades in the XFL, before they shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Scales originally signed with the Los Angeles Rams as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2018 NFL Draft. He was released by the team before the start of the season. Scales was signed to the Colts practice squad in December and released him later in the month. Scales played collegiately at Indiana where the linebacker had 325 tackles and 18 sacks.
In addition, running back James Conner has been downgraded to out for tonight's game.