On Friday the Pittsburgh Steelers made a series of roster moves, including releasing punter Dustin Colquitt and placing inside linebacker Devin Bush on injured reserve.


To take Bush’s place, the Steelers elevated defensive end Henry Mondeaux from the practice squad to the active/inactive roster. Mondeaux, 25, has been a “protected” member of the practice squad since the beginning of the 2020 season.

Mondeaux (6-foot-4 and 280 pounds) played his college football at the University of Oregon and originally signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent following the 2018 NFL Draft. During his senior year at Oregon he started 13 games, finishing the year with 45 tackles and five sacks. That season he also won the team’s Tough Man Award (for his “will to win”); a year earlier he won the Joe Schaffeld Trophy as the team’s most outstanding defensive lineman.

Mondeaux was with the Saints during training camp and signed to the New Orleans practice squad before the last game of the 2018 season. He subsequently spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs before landing on Pittsburgh’s practice squad for the 2019 campaign.