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Steelers make practice squad moves

The Steelers made several moves to the practice squad on Tuesday, including bringing back defensive end Henry Mondeaux, who was released from the 53-man roster last week when the team acquired Ahkello Witherspoon via a trade with the Seattle Seahawks.

The team also added wide receiver Tyler Vaughns and linebacker Delontae Scott and placed receiver Rico Bussey on the Practice Squad Injured List.

Mondeaux saw his first NFL action in 2020, promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on Oct. 23, and playing in his first career game two days later against the Tennessee Titans. He played 17 snaps on special teams, six on defense, and one on offense, when he lined up at fullback with Derek Watt out because of an injury. Mondeaux, who played at the University of Oregon, originally signed with the New Orleans Saints following the 2018 NFL Draft. He signed with the Steelers in 2019, spending the season on the practice squad, before being added to the 53-man roster in 2020.

Vaughns was signed by the Indianapolis Colts following the 2021 NFL Draft as an undrafted rookie free agent. He played at USC where he had 222 receptions for 2,810 yards and 20 touchdowns in four seasons, included a shorted 2020 season.

Scott was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft. He played at SMU where he appeared in 40 games and had 97 tackles, 36 of them for a loss, with 18 sacks and five forced fumbles. In his senior season he had 10 of his 18 sacks as well as three forced fumbles. Scott was released when the Packers made the cut to the 53-man roster last week.

Bussey was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2021 NFL Draft. The former Hawaii receiver started all eight games in 2020. He finished third on the team in receptions with 31 and had 274 yards receiving. Bussey transferred to Hawaii from North Texas, where he caught 128 receptions for 1,914 yards and 21 touchdowns for the Mean Green. His 21 receiving touchdowns rank fourth in school history.

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