There were no real big surprises in the Steelers' list of final cuts for regular readers of this blog.
Chukky Okobi and Verron Haynes were two veterans sent packing among the 22 players released Saturday.
Also cut were three rookie draft choices - defensive end Ryan McBean, a fourth-round pick; guard Cameron Stephenson (fifth) and wide receiver Dallas Baker (seventh).
I thought McBean might make it on potential, but the Steelers felt otherwise and will try to sign him to their practice squad.
Defensive end Shaun Nua, linebacker Rian Wallace and former special teams co-captain Chidi Iwuoma were also cut.
The players released from the Steelers roster include WR Dallas Baker, TE Cody Boyd, OT Jason Capizzi, TE Jon Dekker, RB Verron Haynes, CB Chidi Iwuoma, CB Jovon Johnson, FB John Kuhn, S Mike Lorello, CB Anthony Madison, CB Grant Mason, DE Ryan McBean, DE Shaun Nua, C Chukky Okobi, DT Scott Paxson, C Marvin Philip, QB Bryan Randall, LB Ron Stanley, OG Cameron Stephenson, OT Brandon Torrey, WR Gerran Walker, LB Rian Wallace and WR Walter Young.
I guess Marquis Cooper is the surpise on the roster. But he's a solid special teams guy.