Last Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers earned their first win of the regular season and pushed their record to 1-4. The team suffered “two potential serious injuries” against the Jets as head coach Mike Tomlin stated on Sunday after the game. Those two injuries were in fact series as both players were placed on injured reserve on Tuesday.
Left tackle Levi Brown was placed on injured reserve after tearing his triceps in pre-game warm ups on Sunday. Brown was traded from the Arizona Cardinals on October 2nd.
Tight end David Johnson suffered from a wrist injury that also took him out of Sunday’s action against the Jets. Johnson has appeared in 52 games with the black and gold, starting 26 of them.
The two injuries opened two places on the roster. To fill the roster, the Pittsburgh Steelers took to free agency. They signed cornerback Isaiah Green, who was on the roster previously this season, and tight end Richard Gordon.
Green (5-10, 180 lbs) is a first year defensive back out of Fresno State. He spent time on the roster for weeks three and four but was inactive both games. Green was assigned number 39.
Gordon (6-4 268 lbs) is a third year tight end from the University of Miami. Drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 2011, Gordon has made three career receptions, one for a touchdown. He has appeared in 27 games and made two starts. Gordon also appeared on special teams, making 17 tackles and recovering a fumble. Gordon was assigned number 44.