Steelers sign Former Cowboys DE Taco Charlton to practice squad

Steelers add much needed depth to defensive line

It’s a Taco Tuesday for the Steelers.

On Tuesday afternoon, the organization announced they have signed defensive end Taco Charlton to their practice squad.

Charlton is a former first-round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys, taken 28th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

The Cowboys originally selected Charlton over now two-time First-Team All-Pro Steelers edge rusher TJ Watt, in what has become arguably the worst draft day decision the Cowboys have made since the turn of the century.

The Steelers were already depleted on the defensive line with Stephon Tuitt on the injured/reserve list and Tyson Alualu out for possibly the season with a fractured ankle.

Charlton is the second first round draft to be signed to the practice squad with safety Karl Joseph taken by the Oakland Raiders with the 14th overall in the 2016 draft.

Charlton is 6-foot-6, 270-pound player out of Michigan had 46 tackles and two sacks in his first two seasons with the Cowboys.

He also played with the Dolphins in 2019 and played for the Chiefs last season with seven tackles and a forced fumble over seven games before being released by Kansas City last month.