Steelers to sign CB from Chiefs’ practice squad, will either trade or cut Desmond King

Steelers to sign CB from Chiefs’ practice squad, will either trade or cut Desmond King

According to reports, the Steelers will cut Desmond King or trade for CB Darius Rush, who was on the Chiefs’ practice squad.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are adjusting their secondary after just coming off of a bye week.
NFL Media reports that the team plans to sign cornerback and former Colts fifth-round pick Darius Rush from the Chiefs’ practice squad. In a related move, the Steelers reportedly informed veteran Desmond King that, barring a trade, they will release him.

The Chiefs on August 16 picked up the 6-2, 195-pound Rush off waivers.
30 hours following Indianapolis’ release of him. Rush, who has yet to participate in a regular-season game, finished his time at South Carolina with three interceptions, 15 pass breakups, a sack, and a forced fumble.
When he ran a 40-yard dash in 4 minutes, 36 seconds at the NFL Combine, he raised some eyebrows.

The Steelers acquired 28-year-old King on August. the Houston Texans released him on December 31.
King, an Iowan who was selected in the fifth round of the 2017 draft, was named to the All-Pro team in 2018 after recording a career-high three interceptions despite only being a part-time starter.

During his All-Pro 2018 season, King had one of his most noteworthy NFL performances when he faced the Steelers. He made nine tackles, returned a punt 73 yards for a score, and assisted in the Chargers’ 33-30 victory over Pittsburgh.

Over the course of the 2020 season, King was moved from Los Angeles to Tennessee.
In his first game as a Titan, he made an immediate impression by returning a fumble 63 yards for a touchdown.

After signing with the Texans, King was at last a full-time starter in 2021.
In retaliation, he equaled his interceptions career high.
Along with breaking up six passes and inducing a fumble, King added 93 tackles, a new career high.
King recorded 89 tackles, two forced fumbles, two forced fumble recoveries, eight pass breakups, two interceptions, and two more in 2022.

This past offseason, there were a number of changes made to the Steelers’ secondary. Terrell Edmunds, Cam Sutton, and Arthur Maulet were let go by Pittsburgh.
Edmunds’ starting strong safety duties have been taken over by Keanu Neal and Damontae Kazee, and Patrick Peterson, an eight-time Pro Bowler, has replaced Sutton as the Steelers’ other starting cornerback alongside Wallace.
As Pittsburgh’s top nicklebacks, Chandon Sullivan and Elijah Riley have succeeded Maulet.

Second-round draft pick Joey Porter Jr., a rookie, is also a part of Pittsburgh’s secondary. who made a crucial interception in the Steelers’ Week 5 victory over the Ravens.

In terms of passing yards and touchdown passes allowed through six weeks, the Steelers’ defense enters Sunday’s game against the Rams in 25th place in the NFL.
The Rams’ trio of wide receivers Cooper Kupp, Puka Nacua, and quarterback Matthew Stafford will present a challenge for Pittsburgh’s secondary.

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