Former Tennessee Vols quarterback Josh Dobbs, who played at UT from 2013-2016, was the victim of final 53-man roster cuts this week.
The Jacksonville Jaguars, who traded a fifth-round pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019 for the former Vol, waived Dobbs on Saturday.
It didn’t take long for Dobbs to find a new home, though.
The Steelers claimed Dobbs off waivers on Sunday.
Steelers are releasing QB Duck Hodges to make room for QB Josh Dobbs, per league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 6, 2020
Pittsburgh selected Dobbs in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Dobbs, who primarily served as the Steelers’ No. 3 quarterback during his first stint in Pittsburgh, played in five games in 2018. In those five games, he completed 6-of-12 passes for 43 yards and one interception. He also rushed four times for 11 yards.
Dobbs didn’t record any stats for the Jaguars in 2019.
Mason Rudolph is still on the roster and will likely serve as the primary backup to Ben Roethlisberger, which means Dobbs should return to a familiar role as the Steelers’ No. 3 quarterback.
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