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Former Pitt running back Ray Graham signed to Steelers' practice squad


ICYMI, former Pitt running back Ray Graham will get a look with the local pro team - the Pittsburgh Steelers. Graham was signed to the practice squad this week and is back in the Burgh.

The former Pitt star was with the Houston Texans but released without a regular-season carry. He'll now come to Pittsburgh where ... the situation likely won't be any different.

This, if anything, is a move to the future. The Steelers' running game hasn't been great this season, but the team has a clear No. 1 guy in rookie Le'Veon Bell for the time being. Bell is only averaging about three yards a carry, but there's no question he'll get his chance here. Behind him are veterans Jonathan Dwyer, Felix Jones, and Isaac Redman. Also, don't forget about another Pitt guy, LaRod Stephens-Howling, who's still around but out for the season due to injury.

Don't look for Graham to get much of an opportunity without a slew of injuries happening. And even then, it's hard to imagine an undrafted free agent that just signed with the team stepping in with Pittsburgh clinging to their playoff hopes.

Graham could get a chance to prove his worth at some point in the future - but it won't likely be this year.

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