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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Steelers trim roster

The Steelers made 15 roster moves today, reducing their roster to the league-mandated 75 players prior to Tuesday’s 4 p.m. deadline.

Not surprisingly, linebacker Sean Spence was placed on the Reserve/PUP list. That gives Spence the possibility of returning to the active roster later in the season.

Guard Justin Cheadle and cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke were placed on the Waived/Injured list. If they clear waivers, the Steelers can re-sign them at some point.

Given their outright release were offensive linemen D'Anthony Batiste and Mike Farrell, running backs Baron Batch and Jeremy Wright, wide receivers David Gilreath, J.D. Woods and Tyler Shaw, cornerback Ryan Steed, tight end Peter Tuitpou and quarterback John Parker Wilson.

The release of Wilson means that Landry Jones will serve as the team's No. 3 quarterback this season.

The team also placed rookie defensive end Nick Williams, a seventh round draft pick, on the Reserve/Injured list.

Pittsburgh must reduce its roster to 53 players by Saturday at 6 p.m.


Blount Trauma said... is reporting that they also cut Stevenson Sylvester. Letting him go early to give him a chance to catch on somewhere else?

adamg said...

Stevenson was released. There's only 14 names listed, likely just an oversight. Stevenson's been hurt a lot and has mostly underachieved since his rookie year when he was an ST demon.

marc said...

i don't really keep up with cuts other teams are making. is there anyone you think the steelers may take a look at?

Dale Lolley said...

Yeah, I accidentally left Sylvester off. No big deal.
They thought so little of him that they didn't tender him an offer as a restricted free agent.
Other guys have passed him by

Anonymous said...

Hope the steelers give ramon harewood a call. Better than Guy Whimper most assuredly

adamg said...

Josh Cribbs was cut by Oak. Assuming he's not hurt, he could do whatever Howling-Stevens can do better, I'm sure.

Eric T said...

Cribbs has lost his fastball as a returner. Rather have LHS at this point in their careers.

marc said...

living near cleveland, i did enjoy watching cribbs play. i always used to say to guys around here he would look better in black and gold. the guy plays hard, that's for sure.

adamg said...

Cribbs is more versatile than LSH, imho, but we'll see I guess.

I see Ryan Turnley was cut by Buff. Think there's any interest in him?