Steeples is a De Smet Jesuit graduate and a former University of Missouri cornerback, who originally signed with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent.
He was released in the preseason, and the cornerback who also played for the University of Memphis, was signed Wednesday to another team.
The Minnesota Vikings want him on their practice squad.
Teams are allowed to keep a roster of eight practice players, who each make at least $6,000 per week. Players on practice squads are eligible to be signed to any other team's active roster, except in the case of their "team's upcoming opponent, unless they do so six days before the upcoming game or 10 days if their team is currently on a bye week," according to The Bleacher Report.
One Vikings writer reports that Steeples will be issued the uniform number 26, most recently worn by Antoine Winfield, a veteran Vikings defensive back who recently retired.
Steeples would have played in Minnesota with Hazelwood native LaMark Brown, a Hazelwood West High School graduate.
Brown was a member of the Vikings practice squad up until a couple weeks ago. The Vikings released him on August 26, 2013, along with 12 others, to get to a 75 man roster. Brown is currently a free agent.
Brown was signed on as an undrafted free agent wide receiver with the Atlanta Falcons in 2012. He has also been a member of the Buffalo Bills, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Utah Blaze.
He played college football at Kansas State and Minnesota State, serving dual roles as a wide receiver and running back.