VFL QB Josh Dobbs back to the Steelers after being cut by Jaguars

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ATHENS, GA – OCTOBER 01, 2016 – quarterback Josh Dobbs #11 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Tennessee Volunteers at Sanford Stadium in Athens, GA. Photo By Craig Bisacre/Tennessee Athletics

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Saturday, quarterback Josh Dobbs was cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars and now on Sunday, the VFL is back with the team that drafted him after the Pittsburgh Steelers claimed him off of waivers.

Dobbs was drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, and on September 9, 2019, he was traded to the Jaguars for a 2020 fifth-round draft pick.

Dobbs saw action in five 2018 games with the Steelers, but never saw the playing field for Jacksonville.

Pittsburgh kept quarterbacks Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges as backups to Ben Roethlisberger on their initial 53-man roster. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Pittsburgh is parting ways with Hodges to make room for Dobbs in their quarterback room.

The Steelers are set to kick off its season on Monday Night Football against the New York Giants on September 14.


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