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Steelers sign McCloud

The Steelers added some depth at wide receiver and a punt/kick returner with the signing of former Clemson Tiger Ray-Ray McCloud.

McCloud was released by the Buffalo Bills on July 27 when the team made moves to get to the 80-man roster.

McCloud was originally drafted by the Bills in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, the 187th player overall selected. He began his career with the Bills but was waived on the final roster cut before the 2019 season and claimed by the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers released him during the season, and he was signed to the Bills practice squad not long after. He was signed to a reserve/future contract in January, 2020.

In two seasons in the NFL, McCloud has played in 16 games with five receptions for 36 yards. He was also used as a punt and kickoff returner and has 14 punt returns for 102 yards and nine kickoff returns for 192 yards.

McCloud played three seasons at Clemson, finishing with 127 catches for 1,226 yards and four touchdowns. He also accounted for 485 punt return yards and a touchdown.

To make room for him on the roster the team released receiver Saeed Blacknall.