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Steelers Sign QB Paxton Lynch; Place S Sean Davis on IR

By Brandon J. Wallace
SteelerNation.com

  

In the wake of an 0-2 start and losing their Hall of Fame franchise quarterback to a season-ending elbow injury in Ben Roethlisberger, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been busy trying to revamp their roster moving forward. Tuesday, former Denver Broncos quarterback, Paxton Lynch (25) was signed to the Steelers practice squad to add a little more depth and competition at the backup quarterback position. Devlin “Duck” Hodges (23) is the only other quarterback on the roster outside newly named starter, Mason Rudolph. Lynch, who is 6’7″ and almost 250 pounds, was drafted in the first-round by the Broncos in 2016, and also spent time with the Seattle Seahawks in early 2019.

In other news, most of Steeler Nation is aware of the trade on Monday as the Steelers acquired super versatile and 2018 first-rounder (11th overall) DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, along with a 2020 fourth-round pick and a 2021 seventh-round pick from the Miami Dolphins. This was in exchange for the Steelers first and fifth round picks in 2020, and a 2021 sixth-round pick, per NFL Network Insider, Ian Rapoport.

To me, this tells me two things:

  1. The Steelers believe in Mason Rudolph. By finding another playmaker on the other side of the ball in Fitzpatrick, I believe the Steelers still feel like they are in a “win now” mentality. Having a solid defense will in return help a young quarterback continue to settle in nicely and help him feel more comfortable at the helm.
  2. Sean Davis. Tuesday, the Steelers placed the starting safety on the Reserve/Injured List for a shoulder injury. With this news, the Steelers knew they needed to fill their safety void and make sure the team can still produce at a high level from that position. Davis injured his shoulder in the week two matchup against Seattle, while missing week one against the New England Patriots with an injury that occurred in training camp.

What are your thoughts on these recent transactions? Are we in desperation mode? Or are we right where we should be…

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2 Comments

  1. Tina Hampton

    September 17, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    i think we’re where we should be

  2. Rich Vetock

    September 18, 2019 at 8:26 am

    I feel this was a great move on the Steeler’s part. Yes, they gave up a first round pick next year, But they, in reality, received a first round pick in Fitzpatrick. if they feel that Rudolf is the guy at QB, it was a smart move. He was one of the top QB’s in the nation 2 years ago so the potential is there. Yes, there will be growing pains, but look what Mahomes did last year in only his second year in the league. Have faith Steeler fans, this season has a long way to go. We are not done year. Give me a “Hell Yeah”!

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