After not making it with the Las Vegas Raiders, the team that initially signed him as an undrafted free agent, former Ohio State long snapper Liam McCullough is getting another opportunity, signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
We have signed LB Jayrone Elliott and LS Liam McCullough.
To make room on the 80-man roster, we released LB Leo Lewis and waived/injured WR Anthony Johnson.https://t.co/8ClX05cbWG
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 27, 2020
The Steelers were looking to sign another at the position after Kameron Canaday, Pittsburgh’s long snapper since 2017, suffered a knee injury in training camp. He returned to practice Monday, however, with a precautionary knee brace.
McCullough was the second ever long snapper to be brought into Ohio State under scholarship, and was ranked as the top long snapper in the country for the 2015 class. He played in 54 games with the Buckeyes and was a finalist in 2019 for the Patrick Mannelly Award, which is awarded to the top long snapper in the country.
The addition of McCullough gives Pittsburgh three former Ohio State players, with defensive lineman Cameron Heyward and linebacker Ryan Shazier, who is on the reserve/retired list and is still a part of the organization, being the others.
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