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Top Anthony McFarland News

  • Anthony McFarland: Lands back in Steel City

    The Steelers signed McFarland to the practice squad Wednesday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

    McFarland lost out on a roster spot to undrafted free agent Jaylen Warren, though he'll now re-join the team as roster depth. McFarland managed only three rushes for three yards during the 2021 season while with Pittsburgh.

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  • Anthony McFarland: Waived by Pittsburgh

    The Steelers are waiving McFarland, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

    The 2020 fourth-round pick didn't play much his first two seasons and now seems to have fallen behind both Benny Snell and Jaylen Warren. It's possible McFarland sticks around on Pittsburgh's practice squad if he isn't claimed on waivers.

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  • Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Still in mix for roster spot

    McFarland is still competing for a spot on the 53-man roster ahead of the Steelers' preseason finale against the Lions on Sunday, Chris Adamski of reports.

    While Najee Harris is established as Pittsburgh's clear lead running back heading into 2022, McFarland has been competing with Benny Snell and Jaylen Warren for a spot on the 53-man roster during training camp and the preseason. McFarland made a strong impact in the Steelers' preseason opener, rushing seven times for 56 yards. However, he was held in check last weekend against the Jaguars, rushing twice for one yard while securing his lone target for seven yards. McFarland also has talent as a kick returner, which could give him an edge during the final competition for a roster spot.

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  • Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Logs team-high 56 rushing yards

    McFarland rushed seven times for 56 yards during the Steelers' 32-25 preseason win over the Seahawks on Saturday.

    McFarland made some big plays early in training camp and drew the start during Saturday's preseason opener since Najee Harris and Benny Snell (knee) didn't take the field. McFarland was on the field for 25 percent of Pittsburgh's offensive snaps and led the team in rushing yards while also returning kicks. Snell, McFarland and Jaylen Warren are competing for backfield work behind Harris ahead of the regular season.

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  • Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Making impact early in camp

    McFarland made a pair of big plays during Thursday's practice session, Chris Adamski of reports.

    McFarland was a fourth-round pick by the Steelers in 2020, but he's on the roster bubble ahead of the 2022 season. The 23-year-old has had minimal work over his first two professional seasons, rushing 36 times for 116 yards while securing seven of 10 targets for 65 yards. However, he broke off a 70-yard touchdown run during Thursday's practice session before making a contested catch along the sideline later in the day. McFarland is competing with Benny Snell and Mataeo Durant to serve as backfield depth for the Steelers ahead of the regular season. Even if McFarland wins a roster spot, he's unlikely to be a significant fantasy contributor as long as Najee Harris (foot) is healthy.

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  • Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Inactive Sunday

    McFarland (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game at Baltimore, Dale Lolley of reports.

    McFarland was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday but won't be active for the final game of the regular season. The 22-year-old has appeared in only two games this season and has three carries for three yards and one catch for 11 yards.

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  • Steelers' Anthony McFarland: Activated by Pittsburgh

    The Steelers activated McFarland (undisclosed) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.

    McFarland was forced to miss the last two games after being placed on the COVID-19 list, but he'll now be able to return to practice. The 22-year-old should continue to see minimal work out of Pittsburgh's backfield in Sunday's Week 18 matchup against the Ravens.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-8, 193 lbs
Birthplace: Hyattsville, MD
Age: 23
School: Maryland
Experience: 3