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The Pittsburgh Steelers released rookie running back Master Teague on Wednesday.

“We have signed LB Emeke Egbule to the practice squad and released RB Master Teague from the practice squad,” the Steelers announced in a tweet.

Pittsburgh originally signed Teague, then a prospect out of the Ohio State Buckeyes program, as an undrafted free agent. The Steelers cut Teague during training camp, only to resign him to the practice squad two weeks ago.

Teague, a native of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, earned second-team All-Big Ten honors in 2020 and a third-team All-Big Ten nod in 2019.

Egbule, the man who replaced Teague on the Steelers roster, was a sixth-round selection of the Los Angeles Chargers in 2019. He appeared in 32 games in his three-year NFL career. Egbule played a backup linebacker role and excelled as a core special teams member for the Rams. The former Charger made 13 total tackles over 96 snaps on defense and 370 on special teams.

The team is 5-7 after a two-game win streak that included victories over the Indianapolis Colts and the Atlanta Falcons. The Steelers are next in action Sunday when they host their AFC North rivals, the Baltimore Ravens.

They enter that contest as 2.5-point favorites, according to oddsmakers.

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