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Steelers trade for Switzer

The Steelers 53-man roster won’t be set until Saturday at 4 p.m., but they are already making some moves.

The team acquired wide receiver/returner Ryan Switzer and a 2019 sixth-round draft selection via trade with the Oakland Raiders in exchange for the team’s fifth-round draft choice in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Switzer was originally drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round (133rd overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. He was traded from the Cowboys to the Raiders in April.

Switzer played in all 16 regular season games for the Cowboys last season, finishing with six catches for 41 yards. He made his biggest impact on special teams, where he returned 29 punts for 256 yards (8.8-yard average) and a touchdown and had 24 kickoff returns for 600 yards (25-yard average).

Switzer played college ball at North Carolina, where he had one of his best performances of his career against the University of Pittsburgh in 2016, with 16 catches for 208 yards and a touchdown. Switzer also scored on a game-winning punt return against Pitt in 2013.

To make room on the 90-man roster, the team released wide receiver Justin Thomas.

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