The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Tuesday that former Western Michigan linebacker Robert Spillane has been signed to the team’s practice squad.
We have signed LB Robert Spillane to the practice squad and released QB Taryn Christion.— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 8, 2019
In a corresponding move, the team released quarterback Taryn Christion to make room for Spillane.
Spillane was signed to the Steelers offseason roster back in February and was on the team through training camp and the preseason. He was released just a few weeks ago so the team could sign tight end Alize Mack. Mack was then released last week to make room for Christion, who was needed on the Steelers scout team to imitate Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.
In his career, Spillane has made $154,706 in earnings since 2018 according to overthecap.com. He also had a stint with the Titans practice squad last season where he made $122,706. He has not made an official 53-man roster yet in his career.
At Western Michigan, Spillane shined, recording 312 tackles, 32.5 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries at linebacker from 2014-17.