The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Friday afternoon they have signed former Ohio State tight end Marcus Baugh and cut third-year tight end Dax Raymond in order to make room for him on the roster.
A former four-star prospect from Riverside (Calif.) John W. North, Baugh caught 55 passes for 607 yards and eight touchdowns during his five-year career with the Buckeyes from 2013-17. That includes the game-winning score in the come-from-behind victory over Penn State as a fifth-year senior.
Baugh was not selected during the 2018 NFL Draft but signed an undrafted free agent deal with the then-Oakland Raiders, who waived him during the preseason. He then joined the San Diego Fleet of the Alliance of American Football, where he caught 13 passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns before the league folded after just eight games.
The 6-foot-5 and 245-pound Baugh was subsequently signed by the Carolina Panthers, who placed him on injured reserve ahead of the 2019 season. He was released in October, signed to the practice squad and then promoted to the 53-man roster in December but did not see any action.
Baugh spent last season with the Washington Football Team, catching one pass for two yards in eight games. He was released by the franchise in May and now joins former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins and defensive end Cameron Heyward on the Steelers’ roster.
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