Mack signed a contract Tuesday to join the Steelers' practice squad, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The Saints drafted Mack in the seventh round this spring and he spent the first couple of weeks on the team's practice squad before being let go last week. The 22-year-old will now get a chance to make a name for himself in Pittsburgh, a team that could conceivably sign him to the active roster in the near future given the health status of starting tight end Vance McDonald (shoulder).
Mack went unclaimed on waivers and signed with New Orleans' practice squad Sunday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
The Saints originally selected Mack in the seventh round of this year's draft, but he was unable to survive the slew of roster cuts Saturday and was waived by the team. Mack has potential as a blocking tight end and will look to develop on the Saints' practice squad this season.
The Saints selected Mack in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 231st overall.
The highly regarded high school recruit out of Las Vegas failed to make much of a name for himself at Notre Dame, but Mack (6-foot-4, 249 pounds) posted respectable workout numbers for someone of his size at the combine and he has plenty of room to grow as both a receiver and blocker. The former is likely where he has the most potential at the pro level, though he may have a hard time cracking the Saints' 53-man roster out of training camp on a depth chart that otherwise includes Jared Cook, Josh Hill and Dan Arnold.
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