Steelers Trim Fat to 53 Man Roster
The Pittsburgh Steelers cut 22 players and made a trade Saturday afternoon as they trimmed down to the league mandated 53 man roster..ahead of the National Football League’s 4 p.m. deadline.
The Steelers traded a 2018 sixth round draft pick to the Cleveland Browns for 2015 first-round cornerback pick Justin Gilbert, while releasing Doran Grant, Montell Garner, Al-Hajj Shabazz and Donald Washington..all play the same position as Gilbert. The trade is pending the successful completion of a physical.
Here’s a look at the other players/positions who were cut.
WR: Demarcus Ayers, Cobi Hamilton, Marcus Tucker
RB: Brandon Brown-Dukes, Cameron Stingily
OT: Matt Feiler, Wade Hansen
G: Shahbaz Ahmed, Antoine Everett
DL: Lavon Hooks, Caushaud Lyons, Johnny Maxey
OLB: Jermauria Rasco, Travis Feeney
ILB: Steven Johnson
QB: Bryn Renner
S: Ray Vinopal
TE: Paul Lang, waived-injured
Hopefuls who have made the Steelers roster are..tight end Xavier Grimble, wide receiver *Eli Rogers, inside linebackers *Tyler Matakevich and *L.J. Fort, safety Jordan Dangerfield, defensive end L.T. Walton, interior linemen Chris Hubbard and B.J. Finney and running backs *Daryl Richardson and *Fitzgerald Toussaint.
All released players clear waivers at noon Sunday, at which point a ten man practice squad will be announced.