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Former Ohio State Running Back Cut By NFL Team On Wednesday

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have won three of their past four games and are currently riding a two-game winning streak for the first time this season. 

Just a few days after their latest 19-16 win over the Falcons, the Pittsburgh franchise has made an interesting roster move this Wednesday morning. 

Per the team's official Twitter account, the Steelers have released former Ohio State running back Master Teague III from their practice squad. 

"We have signed LB Emeke Egbule to the practice squad and released RB Master Teague from the practice squad," the Steelers tweeted Wednesday. 

With the spot opened up by Teague's release on Wednesday, the Steelers signed linebacker Emeke Egbule to round out their practice squad. 

Teague went undrafted in 2022 after spending four seasons at Ohio State. 

While never the featured back for the Buckeyes, Teague thrived in short-yardage situations and brought a physicality to the Ohio State backfield not seen by other tailbacks throughout his time with the program. 

After not being selected in this past year's draft, Teague briefly signed a deal with the Chicago Bears before ultimately landing on Pittsburgh's practice squad before the start of this season. 

The former Buckeye back flashed in the Steelers' preseason opener, logging six carries for 31 yards including several key first down runs to seal a Pittsburgh victory. 

Unfortunately, Teague didn't show enough in preseason to warrant activation onto the Steelers' 53-man roster and has remained on the team's practice squad for much of this season before his release today. 

Pittsburgh will look to extend their two-game win streak Sunday when the Steelers host the AFC North-leading Baltimore Ravens.