Dangerfield signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers on Monday, TribLive.com reports. Dangerfield was waived an reached an injury settlement with the Steelers in early September as he battled an undisclosed injury. The 27-year-old totaled 16 tackles in 14 games with the Steelers in 2016, and also earned a pair of starts.
Dangerfield recorded one tackle in the Steelers' 30-12 wild-card win against the Dolphins on Sunday. The rookie safety played mostly on special teams, and finished the regular season with 16 tackles (five solo).
Dangerfield (groin) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice. Dangerfield has not seen the field since sustaining a groin injury in Week 9, but it looks like he will be able to return to action Thursday against the Colts. He will be a reserve option in the Steelers defensive backfield.
The Steelers have signed safety Jordan Dangerfield to their practice sqaud, from which they released defensive end Ethan Hemer. Dangerfield has yet to play in an NFL game.
The Steelers released running backs Jordan Hall and Miguel Maysonet, receivers C.J. Goodwin and Kashif Moore, tight end Eric Waters, safety Jordan Dangerfield, cornerbacks Devin Smith and Lew Toler, and linebacker Vic So'oto. Pittsburgh is down to 81 players and must cut six more by 4 p.m. ET.
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