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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Steelers release Boyd

The Steelers placed tight end Cody Boyd on the Waived/Injured List, the
team announced today. The release of Boyd brings the team's roster to the NFL
maximum of 76 players, including one international practice squad player.

Boyd (6-8, 264) was originally signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in
May of 2007. He was released by the team and spent a portion of the 2007 season on
the Washington Redskins active roster and practice squad. Boyd was re-signed earlier
this year by the Steelers.

The Steelers currently have 76 players on their roster due to the exemption of wide
receiver Marvin Allen, who will be a member of the team's practice squad this year
as part of the NFL's international player development program.

Hrad coach Mike Tomlin left the possibility open Tuesday for bringing Boyd back on the team once his shoulder heals. Boyd had surgery on the shoulder Monday and Tomlin said the damage wasn't as bad as the team feared.

It appears the team will open the season with two tight ends, using Max Starks as the third tight end - at least until Boyd is ready to return.


Anonymous said...

Only 2 Tights? Honestly? That would surprise me, but you never know with this team. If this is the case, I guess we know 2 more cuts.

Dave said...

Now Max is our highest paid RT, LT, and TE. That's really only a little over $2mil per position!

Craig said...

dave: And if the need arises, he'll fill in for any other part of the team. Starks to Holmes for a touchdown!

Dale Lolley said...

At $2 million per position, he's a bargain.

Anonymous said...

I think Starks could be the "big back" we've been looking for ever since Bettis retired.

Brian said...

Don't forget about punt and kick return. Those positions aren't settled & Starks isn't doing anything else. How many guys are gonna want to run into him going full speed?? I'm just sayin...

On the serious side, any word on Limas Sweed's knee Dale? I know he was supposed to have it looked at yesterday & hadn't heard any follow up on that.

Anonymous said...

I see Jay Feely just got released from K.C. Do we bring him in? I think it would be a good idea to look at him at the last P.S. game

Ben said...

Feely is a kicker, not a punter. We have Jeff Reed to handle kicks, and he does an excellent job.

Dale Lolley said...

Sweed is fine. Just a little soreness.
As stated, Feeley is a placekicker.