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Steelers promote linebacker Anthony Chickillo

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ─ The Steelers have promoted linebacker Anthony Chickillo to the active roster, the team announced today.

Chickillo made the team's initial 53-man roster before being released on September 6 and being signed to the Steelers' practice squad on September 7. He was drafted by Pittsburgh with the team's second of two sixth-round selections (212th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft. Chickillo started 47-of-50 games at the University of Miami and tallied 170 tackles, 15 TFLs, 15.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and five pass breakups in his career.

To make room on the roster, the Steelers released rookie defensive end Caushaud Lyons.

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