Steelers sign three to practice squad

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers shook up their roster a bit -- just not in the way frustrated fans had probably hoped.

The Steelers added three players to their practice squad and released wide receiver Derek Moye from the practice squad while placing rookie cornerback Shaquille Richardson on practice squad/injured reserve.

Moye spent all of last season with the Steelers and caught two passes for 20 yards and a touchdown in seven games. Richardson, a fifth-round draft pick, has been hampered by a knee injury since training camp.

The Steelers signed defensive end Ethan Hemer, cornerback Jordan Sullen and offensive lineman Adam Gettis to their practice squad.

The Steelers had a spot to fill on the practice squad after promoting safety Ross Ventrone to the 53-man roster last Saturday.

The Steelers waived rookie offensive lineman Wesley Johnson to make room on the roster for Ventrone. They lost Johnson, the second of their two fifth-round picks in May, when the New York Jets claimed him off waivers.

Gettis played 12 games for the Washington Redskins in 2012-13 while Hemer signed with the Steelers last May as an undrafted free agent.

The Wisconsin product made it to the final cuts at the end of August.

Sullen, an undrafted free agent, has been with the Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos.