2 Steelers Players Placed On Waived/Injured List Ahead Of HOF Game

By Jason Hall

August 4, 2021

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The Pittsburgh Steelers announced two roster moves days ahead of the Hall of Fame Game on Thursday (August 5).

The Steelers have placed cornerback DeMarkus Acy and offensive tackle Anthony Coyle on the Waived/Injured List, the team announced in a news release on their official website Wednesday (August 4).

Acy announced he experienced a torn ACL in a post shared on his verified Twitter account Tuesday (August 3).

"Unfortunately tore my acl today, it hurts that this happened just days before my pro debut but there’s no quit in me," Acy tweeted. "Prayer has always got me through anything and I continue to live through faith and let life teach me valuable lessons."

Acy, a former standout at the University of Missouri, signed with the Steelers in May after spending last offseason with the San Francisco 49ers and later part of the 2020 regular season on the Seattle Seahawks' practice squad.

Coyle, a former standout at Fordham, went undrafted in 2018 and spent the preseason with the Houston Texans before being waived prior to the regular season.

He later served as a practice squad team member with the Green Bay Packers (2018-19) and Atlanta Falconsn before being selected by the New York Guardians in the 2020 XFL Draft.

Coyle started at guard for the Guardians, but had his contract terminated once the league suspended operations in April 2020.

Coyle initially signed with the Steelers in April 2020, but was waived on September 5, 2020 and later signed to the practice squad the next day.

The offensive lineman was a member of Pittsburgh's active roster for Weeks 12, 13 and 17 and re-signed with the team on a reserve/futures contract.

The Steelers will travel to Canton, Ohio on Thursday (August 5) for their upcoming Hall of Fame Game matchup against the Dallas Cowboys to kickoff the NFL's preseason schedule.

This weekend, Steelers legends Troy Polamalu, Bill Cowher and Alan Faneca will be among the inductees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2020 and 2021.

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