Steelers Add Parquet to Roster


Steelers Add Offensive Lineman Parquet to Roster
The Steelers added depth to their offensive line today when they signed offensive tackleJeremy Parquetfrom their practice squad to their active roster. Financial terms of the one-year deal were not released.
Parquet (6-6, 315) had spent the first six weeks of the 2008 season on the Steelers' practice squad and is in his fourth year out of Southern Miss. He originally signed with the Steelers' practice squad on Nov. 29, 2007, and was promoted to the team's active roster on Jan. 2, 2008, for Pittsburgh's Wild Card playoff game against Jacksonville. He was inactive for the game.
Parquet was originally selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the seventh round (238th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft. He dressed but did not play in two games as a rookie and was inactive for the remaining 14 contests. Parquet signed with the St. Louis Rams on Nov. 28, 2006, after being released by the Chiefs during the preseason. He remained on the active roster for the final five games of the regular season, but was inactive for each game. The Rams released Parquet on Sept. 1, 2007, during their final preseason roster cuts.
Parquet will wear jersey No. 65 for the Steelers.
The Steelers made room on their active roster for Parquet by releasing first-year defensive tackleScott Paxson
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