The Pittsburgh Steelers almost added a defensive tackle on Monday, but didn’t have a high enough waiver priority.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released DT Khalil Davis, and the Steelers put in a claim for him, but he was awarded to Indianapolis because they had a higher priority than the Steelers.
Davis was a sixth round pick of the Buccaneers in 2020 and appeared in two games for the Super Bowl Champs recording 2 tackles, and 2 quarterback hits.
New Colts DT Khalil Davis was a very popular player on waivers, as Indy, Pittsburgh, Tennessee and the Chargers all attempted to claim him.
The Colts had top priority, but Davis was *this* close to joining his twin brother Carlos on the Steelers.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 5, 2021
This news is especially interesting because his twin brother Carlos was a draft choice of the Steelers in 2020. He’s currently dealing with a knee injury that has kept him out since week 1.
Had the Steelers been able to claim him they would’ve likely released Henry Mondeaux and placed him back on the practice squad if he cleared waivers himself.
Khalil and Carlos would’ve been the third set of brothers on the Steelers roster with TJ and Derek Watt, and Terrell and Trey Edmunds.