The Steelers made multiple roster moves ahead of Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos at Heinz Field.
Receiver Cody White was signed to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. The last two weeks White was activated to the Active/Inactive roster from the practice squad for the Packers and Bengals games. He had two receptions for 17 yards against Cincinnati.
White was originally signed to the Steelers practice squad near the start of the 2020 season, spending the entire season there. He entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent, signed by the Kansas City Chiefs following the 2020 NFL Draft. He also spent time with the New York Giants and Denver Broncos before being signed by the Steelers.
To make room for White on the roster, the team released guard Rashaad Coward.
In addition, safety Karl Joseph was elevated to the Active/Inactive roster from the practice squad. Joseph, who played for the Cleveland Browns in 2020, was signed to the Steelers practice squad at the start of the season. He played in 14 games last season for the Browns, starting eight, and finished with 66 tackles, four pass defenses and an interception. He also added two fumble recoveries.
Joseph is a former first-round pick of the Oakland Raiders in the 2016 NFL Draft, the 14th selection overall. He has played in 49 career games, starting 41, and had 249 tackles, four interceptions, three sacks, 16 pass defenses, three fumble recoveries and a forced fumble. As a rookie he was named to the Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team, starting nine of 12 games played, with 58 tackles, six pass defenses, an interception and fumble recovery.
After Sunday's game against the Broncos, Joseph will automatically revert to the practice squad without having to pass through waivers.