Edmunds played 14 snaps in Sunday's 16-13 win over Cincinnati.
After spending most of the season on the practice squad, Edmunds was activated for the final four games of the season, reuniting him with his younger brother Terrell. The elder Edmunds played in three games -- exclusively on special teams -- and was on the field for a total of 44 snaps. He has three years remaining on his current contract.
The Steelers added Edmunds to the active roster Tuesday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Edmunds was released by the Saints in early September before signing a practice squad deal with the Steelers a day later. He will now provide some extra depth at the running back position in Pittsburgh with Le'Veon Bell sitting out the season and James Conner's dealing with a leg contusion. Jaylen Samuels and Stevan Ridley sit ahead of him on the depth chart, but Edmunds' familiarity with the playbook should allow him to step in if needed.
The Steelers signed Edmunds to their practice squad Wednesday.
An undrafted rookie out of Maryland in 2017, Edmund was picked up by the Steelers shortly after being waived by the Saints. Edmund received praise for his blocking and versatility throughout the offseason in New Orleans, and provides Pittsburgh with additional depth behind Le'Veon Bell, James Conner and Jaylen Samuels.
Edmunds is listed on the Saints' official roster as a running back, but it appears that head coach Sean Payton may be inclined to use the Maryland product at both backfield spots in 2018. The 23-year-old has received positive marks for his blocking thus far in camp and could displace incumbent Zach Line as the Saints' top bulldozer out of the backfield if New Orleans prefer to open up a spot at another position. Even if Line is retained, the versatility Edmunds has shown during the preseason in addition to his strong performance in spot duty as a rookie -- he gained 48 yards and a touchdown on nine carries -- should put him in good position to crack the Week 1 roster.
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